2 police officers shot dead in California

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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Two police detectives were shot and killed while investigating a sexual assault complaint, and a suspect was also fatally shot after a brief chase, authorities said.

The veteran officers, one male and one female, were shot around 3:30 p.m. as they went to a suspect's home to follow up on the case. Their deaths were confirmed by Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak.

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