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Off-Duty Deputy Shoots 2 Suspected Burglars In Cerritos

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CERRITOS (CBS) — Two suspected burglars were injured Wednesday night in a deputy-involved shooting at a home that has been tented for fumigation.

The shooting took place near the corner of Artesia Boulevard and Bloomfield Avenue just before 11 p.m.

The off-duty deputy, who lives at the home, confronted the men in his yard when he came home from work.

When he ordered them to stop and raise their hands, a physical confrontation began, leading to the shooting.

A third burglar got away, but police say this isn’t the first time in recent weeks that homes being fumigated have been targeted by thieves.

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