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Man Shot Dead by Police in Douglas County Submitted: 01/02/2013
DOUGLAS COUNTY - A sheriff's deputy in Douglas County shot and killed a man who authorities say pointed a rifle at the officer.

The deputy was unhurt in the incident early Tuesday.

Officers were called to a domestic disturbance with a report of gunfire at about 1:40 a.m. at a home in the Town of Gordon, about 40 miles south of Superior.

Sheriff Tom Dalbec says the suspect fled the residence, but was found a short time later walking along a highway.

When a deputy confronted the man, the suspect allegedly pointed a rifle at him which prompted the deputy to fire his weapon at the suspect.

The man died a short time later at a hospital in Duluth.

His name has not been released.

The deputy has been placed on standard paid administrative leave.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)



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