Deputy fatally shoots assault suspect who was allegedly wielding a crowbar

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PERRIS  - A deputy shot and killed a man who allegedly advanced toward a deputy while wielding a crowbar during a confrontation west of Perris, sheriff's officials said today. Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at 7:21 p.m. Friday in the 22000 block of Margarth Street and learned that a man had struck another person with a crowbar during an argument, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. When deputies arrived at the location, they found the man in a nearby field still in possession of the crowbar, Sgt. Lionel Murphy said. Deputies fired a Taser at the man after he failed to comply with commands, but it was ineffective, according to Murphy. "The suspect advanced toward one of the deputies with the crowbar in his hand and a deputy involved shoot
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