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Tulare County deputy shoots man who tried to flee

September 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tulare County deputies opened fire on a suspect Saturday night after responding to a suspicious vehicle call. While a deputy stood on the running board of the man's car, officials say the suspect started to drive away. The suspect was shot in the leg and arrested Sunday morning.

The Tulare County Sheriff said they received a 911 call about a suspicious car parked on the side of Road 44 and Avenue 368 near Traver. A deputy approached the car and started talking to the suspect, 33-year-old Jaime Velasquez, when he started driving away.

The deputy fired one round at Velasquez, hitting him in the leg. The suspect was treated, released and arrested. Velasquez has a warrant out of Fresno County.


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