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LA Deputy Takes Own Life

A Los Angeles sheriff´s deputy has committed suicide at the jail where he worked.

Officials say a fellow employee at the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic found the body of 29-year-old Alberto Hernandez, of Paramount, in the employee parking lot.

Detective Richard Lopez of the Sheriff´s Homicide Bureau says Hernandez died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lopez says they have yet to determine why Hernandez took his own life.

Hernandez had been on the force for just 10 months and was still on probation.

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