Sheriff’s Deputy in Northern California Fatally Shot; ‘He Was Probably the Nicest Man’

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A Modoc County sheriff’s deputy who answered a disturbance call was killed and a suspect is in custody, authorities said.

The deputy responded to a report of a civil disturbance and assault about 10:30 a.m. in a rural area 10 miles south of Alturas, California, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.

As deputies were responding, the shooting occurred.

At 11:05 a.m., sheriff’s officials said the shooter was taken into custody.

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