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Man who killed Southern California deputy had arrest warrant

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 16:38:00-04

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the man who shot and killed a Southern California sheriff’s deputy after an attempted traffic stop this week in a desert community east of Los Angeles had a warrant out for his arrest.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says Bilal Winston Shabazz was being sought on a no-bail warrant from Los Angeles County.

Officials say Shabazz shot Sergeant Dominic Vaca on Monday in Yucca Valley. Shabazz was later killed in a shootout with deputies.