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Two Santa Cruz officers, assault suspect fatally shot

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Two police officers were shot and killed Tuesday while investigating a sexual assault, and a suspect was also fatally shot, authorities said.

The officers, one male and the other a woman, were shot around 3:30 p.m. as they investigated a report of a sexual assault. Their deaths were confirmed by Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak.

A suspect was shot and killed a short time later while authorities were pursuing the gunman, the sheriff’s office said.

The names of the officers and the suspect were not immediately released.



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