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Deputy opens fire on resident during eviction

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An evicted renter ignored deputies' orders to vacate his Core-Columbia apartment Tuesday, prompting one of them to shoot him in the leg when he appeared to reach for a gun, authorities reported.

Daryl Ray Cody, 30, suffered an apparently non-life-threatening wound in the shooting in the 900 block of Sixth Avenue, according to San Diego police.

Two sheriff's Court Services Unit personnel went to eject Cody, who had been served with three-day eviction notice Saturday, from the apartment near Horton Plaza about 7:30 a.m., SDPD Lt. Mike Hastings said.

Getting no response after repeatedly knocking at the front door, the deputies continued to announce themselves, opened the front door and entered the rental unit, finding Cody lying underneath a blanket in a loft accessible by a ladder, Hastings said.

Cody refused to comply with several commands to come down from the elevated area, prompting one of the deputies to climb up, the lieutenant said.

Seeing what appeared to be the barrel of a gun pointing directly at him, the lawman ordered Cody to show his hands, according to Hastings.

"Cody refused ... and moved his body, making the deputy believe he was going to be shot," the lieutenant said.

At that point the deputy fired a single round at Cody. Medics stabilized him at the scene before taking him to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition, the lieutenant said.

Cody was expected to be booked into county jail following his release from medical care. It was not immediately clear what charges he might face.

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