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Man shot, killed after opening fire on California deputies

MOJAVE, Calif. — Deputies responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed a man who opened fire on them in a Southern California desert community, authorities said.

Upon arriving at a home in the city of Mojave on Monday, deputies found a woman who’d been assaulted, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told deputies a 50-year-old man was inside, along with multiple firearms.

After obtaining a search warrant for the home, deputies urged the man to surrender. He refused and began shooting at the deputies, who returned fire, sheriff’s officials said.

The man was struck and died at the scene, officials said.

No deputies were injured, KBAK-TV reported.

Three deputies were placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation. The gunman was not immediately identified.

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