Deputies kill man at South Bay marijuana farm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
(07-22) 09:11 PDT DEL VALLE RESERVOIR --
A man was shot and killed by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies in a remote area where marijuana was being grown, authorities said today.
The man, whose name has not been released, was shot at about 10:25 a.m. Wednesday when he confronted deputies, said Sgt. Rick Sung, who did not elaborate. Three deputies shot the man, Sung said.
At least one other person fled the scene, Sung said. Both suspects were believed to be connected to the marijuana-growing operation.
The incident happened near Mines Road in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County south of Del Valle Reservoir. Alameda County sheriff's deputies joined their counterparts from Santa Clara County in the anti-marijuana operation.
The deputies who shot the man were placed on paid administrative leave pending investigations by the sheriff and Santa Clara County district attorney's office.
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