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Sniper Kills Deputies Responding To Call

Mon., Jan. 6, 1997, midnight

A sniper armed with a military rifle fatally shot two deputies responding to a domestic violence call at a trailer early Sunday. Shots were fired at other officers before a suspect was arrested several hours later.

Riverside County deputies James Lehmann Jr., 40, and Michael P. Haugen, 33, had just arrived at the trailer at 3 a.m. when they were killed by shots fired from about 50 yards away. It was unclear whether the shots came from the trailer, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Lohman.

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