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Animal control officer fatally shot in California


GALT, Calif. (AP) -- An animal control officer trying to retrieve pets from a California home where the resident had been evicted has been shot to death.

Sacramento County authorities say officer Roy Marcum, of Elk Grove, and a bank official went to the home Wednesday in Galt, about 20 miles south of Sacramento.

The homeowner, 65-year-old Joseph Francis Corey, had been evicted a day earlier, and the home was supposed to be empty.

But a sheriff's sergeant says Corey opened fire, striking and killing Marcum. Corey then barricaded himself inside the house.

He was arrested on suspicion of homicide after an all-night standoff.

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