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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Transient is shot while attacking deputy with baseball bat


Last updated 12/31/2018 at 8:03am

A San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy from the Fallbrook substation shot a transient who attacked him with a baseball bat the morning of Dec. 21.

The incident occurred at 4:30 a.m. when Fallbrook deputies were performing surveillance in the area of Reche Road and Ranger Road looking for a male suspect who on three occasions – at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 20 – attacked people sitting in their cars with a bat.

The unprovoked attacks on three male victims resulted in damage to the vehicles – primarily shattered windows – and one victim having to go to a hospital f...

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