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Santa Barbara County Man Shot To Death In Confrontation With Police

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 11:06am

A Santa Barbara County man was shot to death in a confrontation with police. It happened at about 10 last night, at a home of the 1100 block of East Sunset Avenue in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria police were called to the home by reports of a domestic disturbance, and officers say they were confronted by the man.

They say he was armed with a weapon, but they haven’t said what type. The officers say when the man refused orders to surrender, and instead advances toward them he was shot to death. His name hasn’t been released yet.

The officers were unhurt.

The man’s wife was injured during the domestic dispute, and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation of the fatal shooting.

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