A suspected car thief was shot and killed by Contra Costa County, Calif., sheriff's deputies in Bay Point after he tried to ram them, the second fatal incident involving deputies within a week, authorities said today.

Two deputies went to the unincorporated area to investigate what turned out to be Honda that had been reported stolen on Tuesday. When they approached, the driver tried to ram them, Lee said. Both deputies, fearing for their lives, fired their guns, killing the man. A passenger in the car was uninjured.

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