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Orange County sheriff's deputy kills man during confrontation near Camp Pendleton


CAMP PENDLETON, California — An Orange County sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man during a standoff near the Camp Pendleton Marine base.

Authorities say deputies had stopped a car Tuesday afternoon off of Interstate 5 when another car pulled up.

CHP Officer Chris Parent tells KABC-TV that the driver claimed he'd committed a crime and had a gun.

The deputy called for backup and officers from several agencies responded.

Authorities say a deputy shot the man after a standoff that lasted about an hour.

The man's name and details of what prompted the shooting haven't been released.

Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com

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