Harris County deputies fatally shoot man

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Associated Press

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old Harris County man was shot to death by sheriff's deputies after violently confronting paramedics called by the man's wife after he began acting irrationally.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says the woman had called paramedics Sunday morning. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/UyYt1A ) reports that Garcia says paramedics called the sheriff's office after the man, 42-year-old Yemal Yazar, of Seabrook, confronted them violently. Garcia says the two deputies engaged with Yazar, eventually using a Taser on him before both deputies fired shots.

Yazar died at the scene. A deputy was taken to a hospital where he was treated for a concussion, cuts and a bite before being released.

The case remains under investigation by homicide detectives.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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