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Suspect shot, deputy injured in Vista shooting

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VISTA (CNS) - A deputy investigating a report of people smoking marijuana in an unincorporated area near Vista shot and wounded a man with whom she got into a physical struggle, authorities said Thursday.

Deputies responded around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 2200 block of Primrose Avenue after receiving a report that four intoxicated people were smoking marijuana in an apartment building laundry room, said Lt. Glenn Giannantonio of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail.

The first arriving deputy confronted four people in the laundry room area and "a physical confrontation ensued between the deputy and at least one of the subjects," Giannantonio said.

The deputy's Taser was deployed during the confrontation, but it was unclear who discharged the weapon, he said.

"The deputy fired at least one round from her duty pistol, striking the suspect at least once," Giannantonio said.

The suspect was taken to Palomar Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The deputy suffered unspecified injuries during the struggle and was also taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released, Giannantonio said.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact the San Diego police Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200 after hours. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS.

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