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Man reportedly slain in deputy-involved shooting in Santa Clarita

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A man was reportedly slain Thursday night in a deputy-involved shooting in Santa Clarita, according to authorities and media reports.

The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Soledad Canyon Road near Sierra Highway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The department said homicide detectives were responding. No deputies were wounded.

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The suspect was fatally shot, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5. News footage on KCAL Channel 9 showed a body lying near the road as investigators examined the scene.

Since 2007, at least 286 homicides caused by officer-involved shootings have been reported in Los Angeles County, according to The Times Homicide Report database.

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