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Calif. Man Killed After Sticking Rifle Into Cop's Chest

October 22, 2012  | 

Photo: Vallejo PD
Photo: Vallejo PD

A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by a Vallejo (Calif.) Police officer after the man pointed a rifle at another officer's chest while a fire engulfed the residence.

The bizarre incident, which stemmed from a domestic dispute between two naked men, also involved the ritualistic slaughter of animals, police told the Vallejo Times-Herald.

The incident began at 1:28 a.m. Sunday, when witnesses called 911 reporting that two men were having a loud argument and trying to burn down their home. As officers entered the home to confront one of the men, 29-year-old Jeremiah Moore pointed a rifle at an officer and was fatally shot.

The men had taken a hallucinogenic drug, Vallejo Lt. Sid DeJesus told the Times-Herald. "We've dealt with meth, PCP before. But this is something different ... based on their rabid behavior."


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