- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) - The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says a man fatally shot by one of its deputies Sunday was burglarizing sheds and garages when he pointed a pistol at the deputy.

The Columbian reports (https://goo.gl/It2s8I ) Deputy Steve Fox then drew his weapon and shot Paul Kolar several times near Ridgefield in southwest Washington.

The office said Kolar died later at a local hospital. Fox, a 20-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, was not injured.

A homeowner called 911 Sunday morning to report a prowler. Shortly after arriving at the scene, the Fox reported that he had shot Kolar.

An investigation by detectives with a regional major crimes team say Kolar was also armed with a second loaded pistol and knife.

The deputy has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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