Officer-Involved Shooting in Porterville

September 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tulare County investigators say the man shot to death by a sheriff's deputy was probably driving a stolen motorcycle.They say the deputy recognized the motorcycle from a stolen vehicle description. When he approached the rider in Porterville, they had a fight.

During the struggle, the deputy pulled his gun and shot the suspect.

The man died at Sierra View district hospital a little while later.

The sheriff's department is investigating whether the shooting was justified



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