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KCSO: Rosamond shooting by deputy within department policy

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The Kern County Sheriff’s Office found that a deputy who fired at an man with a gun near a Rosamond mobile home park was within department policy and released a video of the incident, according to a news release issued Friday.

Deputy Michael Valdez was shot in the head Dec. 2 while he pursued a suspect accused of breaking into cars. He was called to Desert and Locust streets around 3:30 a.m. by Sierra Vista Mobile Home Park residents who said a man was setting off car alarms, according to KCSO's video.