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Man Dead In Maryland After Struggle With Deputies

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CALIFORNIA, Md. (AP) — The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office says a man is dead after being shot by a deputy during a struggle.

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded early Saturday to a report of a disturbance at a condominium in the 23000-block of Sugar Maple Court in California, Md. The Sheriff’s Office says deputies encountered Stephen Robert Wycoff, 39, and that a struggle ensued.

One deputy discharged his weapon. Wycoff was pronounced dead on the scene. The sheriff’s deputy who fired his weapon, Cpl. Michael George, was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released. The Sheriff’s Office did not say what his injuries were.

George has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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