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Sheriff: Shooting in Eloy justified

Man who led authorities on chase was not armed

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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:02 am | Updated: 8:50 am, Thu Jan 30, 2014.

ELOY — Although police confirmed that Manuel Longoria, the 40-year-old Mesa man fatally shot by a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jan. 14, did not have a weapon with him, they continue to say the shooting was justified.

Longoria “suddenly reached into his vehicle” just before the deputy fired, Tim Gaffney, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said in an email Tuesday.

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