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Knife-wielding man shot dead by deputies

August 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A San Bernardino man armed with knives was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies after he charged them Saturday.San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators say Casey Demorest, 35, had been arguing with his wife on Saturday, August 21, at their home on the 1300 block of East Marshall Boulevard.

Deputies say when they arrived the ex-Marine was holding a large knife in each hand and refused to obey commands by deputies to drop the knives.

Deputies used a Taser to subdue Demorest, but investigators say that didn't work.

Deputies say they fired at Demorest when the suspect charged them. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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