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Two Santa Cruz police officers killed

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A California Highway Patrol officer carries his rifle near the shooting scene in Santa Cruz, Calif., where two Santa Cruz Police detectives were shot and killed Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The shooting in the community about 60 miles south of San Francisco took place as police were investigating a report of a sexual assault, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said. A suspect was shot while police were in pursuit of the shooter, the sheriff said. Authorities said that person also died. (Dan Coyro / Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Securing the area
A police officer secures the shooting scene near North Branciforte Avenue and Doyle Street. The officers were killed while investigating a sexual assault, authorities said. (Thomas Mendoza / Associated Press)
SWAT team
A SWAT team member gears up to enter the shooting scene. (Dan Coyro / Santa Cruz Sentinel)
District attorney
Santa Cruz County Dist. Atty. Bob Lee confers with members of the Sheriff’s Department near the shooting scene. (Dan Coyro / Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Santa Cruz
Police secure the scene. The loss of the two officers follows a recent series of violent incidents in the city and was especially devastating for the small Police Department, which has about 90 sworn officers. (Thomas Mendoza / Associated Press)
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