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2 sheriff's deputies, suspect shot near San Diego

Associated Press Modified: September 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm •  Published: September 25, 2012

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies were shot Tuesday in suburban San Diego while investigating a case of possible child abuse, and the child-abuse suspect was also shot, authorities said.

The shootings occurred shortly after noon when the deputies arrived at an apartment in Lakeside, a semi-rural community east of San Diego, said San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser. He declined to elaborate on the circumstances, including who fired the shots.

The sheriff's department said in a statement that it had "many witnesses to talk to and evidence to gather."

Fraser didn't know whether any of the injuries were life-threatening or what condition the victims were in. The deputies underwent surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, according to the sheriff's department, which did not disclose where the suspect was being treated.

"We're hoping for the best, obviously," Fraser said.

According to U-T San Diego, a woman said deputies went to the apartment she shares with her boyfriend after she found pornographic pictures of him with her two young daughters on his cellphone. She reported the photos to sheriff's investigators, who listened in on a call in which she confronted her boyfriend and he told her he was offered $50,000 to post the images on the Internet.

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