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A Santa Cruz County sheriff´s deputy disarmed a suicidal man by shooting a gun out of his hand. Brian Kelly reportedly told a county dispatcher he wanted to

kill himself.

Deputies went to Kelly´s mobile home in Watsonville Thursday and found him inside. A spokesman for the sheriff´s department says Kelly repeatedly stuck the barrel of the cocked handgun in his mouth and ignored deputies orders to drop the weapon. The episode ended when deputy Todd Liberty shot the gun from the man´s hand.

Kelly was taken by helicopter to San Jose Medical Center, where he was listed as stable in the intensive care unit Friday.

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