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Man With Assault Rifle Killed In Officer Involved Shooting

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Deputies shot and killed a man who allegedly opened fire at law enforcement with an assault rifle Sunday night in the Arden-Arcade area.

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a disturbance call near Whitney Avenue and Morrow Street at about 9:30 p.m. and was confronted by a man who was brandishing an assault rifle.

The suspect allegedly opened fire, forcing the deputy to retreat and call for backup, authorities said.

A second deputy arrived on scene a short time later and was also fired upon by the suspect. Both deputies returned fire, fatally wounding the alleged gunman.

Neither deputy was seriously hurt in the exchange.

A motive for the incident and the identity of the suspect have not been released.

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