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Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect In Calaveras County

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ARNOLD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in the Northern California county of Calaveras shot and killed a man who was waving and firing a gun and had pointed it at the deputy.

The suspect was identified on Friday as 44-year-old Kevin Charles Duey.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies were dispatched to the community of Arnold the previous morning on a report of a man waving a handgun and claiming that his house was being burglarized.

Duey was apparently firing shots when a deputy arrived and refused an order to drop his weapon. Sheriff’s officials say he then pointed the gun at the deputy, identified as Cpl. Tom Oldham, and moved towards two homes, prompting Oldham to shoot him once.

Investigators are now trying to determine whether Duey was under the influence of drugs. Sheriff’s officials say they found a methamphetamine pipe on him.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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