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UPDATE: Mendocino County Sheriff Fatally Shot

UPDATE: Mendocino County Sheriff Fatally Shot
Posted Thursday, March 20th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

New details in the death of a Mendocino County Sheriff's deputy.  

A spokesman says 48-year-old Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino was hit by assault rifle fire as he confronted armed robbery, kidnapping and carjacking suspect Ricardo Antonio Chaney on a dirt road north of Fort Bragg around noon Wednesday.  

An APB had been issued out of Oregon earlier yesterday for the 26-year-old Chaney, who was accused of carjacking a BMW near Eugene.  

Chaney was originally reported as dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Mendocino County authorities say he was killed by an officer during a shootout.  

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