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Man armed with a shotgun shot and killed by Columbia County deputies

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Updated: 5/10/2013 4:15 pm
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a deadly officer shooting where a drug suspect was killed outside of his home.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says a drug investigation brought them to the 600 block of Northwest Bronco Terrace late Wednesday night. Deputies say when they knocked on the door, Alberto F. Valdes came out armed with a shotgun and refused to put it down.

The deputies say Valdes then fired at them.  Deputies with the drug task force fired back.  Valdes died at the scene. No deputies were hurt.

The deputies involved are now on administrative leave.  It's standard procedure after police shootings.
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