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BREAKING: Deputy Shot During Gunfight With Suspect

Templeton, CA – A San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputy was shot during a gun battle with a suspect on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at about 10:20 a.m. on Sept. 24 near Templeton Cemetery Road, KEYT reported.

A suspect and the deputy exchanged gunfire and the suspect was fatally shot.

No details have been released about what led up to the altercation and shooting.

The deputy was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, KEYT reported.

No information about the condition of the wounded deputy has been released.

Officials have not yet released the identity of the dead gunman or the San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputy, KEYT reported.

The sheriff’s department has asked residents to avoid the area while the investigation is conducted.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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