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Washington State Deputy Murdered By Gunman

A Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy was murdered Saturday night.

Kalama, WA – A Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy was a fatally shot Saturday night after stopping to check on stopped vehicle.

At around 10:13 p.m. the deputy responded to a parking complaint in a rural area in the 100 block of Fallert Road, according to Q13.

After the deputy contacted the vehicle’s occupant, the deputy was shot.

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The unidentified deputy was airlifted to a local hospital here he succumbed to his wounds.

A manhunt was launched for the killer and a “person of interest” was located, but they are continuing to follow up on other leads.

No further information has been released about the suspect or the deputy at this time.

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Christopher Berg - April Thu, 2019

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