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Stephen Robert Wycoff killed in police-involved shooting in California, Md.

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A California, Maryland man was shot and killed by a deputy following a violent struggle with police.

Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office were called to the 23000 block of Sugar Maple Court in California, Maryland for a report of a disturbance. 

Cpl. Cindy Allen, with the sheriff's office, says deputies were confronted by 39-year-old Stephen Robert Wycoff at the scene. Corporal Michael George, a nine year veteran on the force, fired at Allen, striking him.

Wycoff died at the scene while George was taken to the hospital, treated and released. George has been placed on administrative leave, which is routine.

An investigation into the shooting continues.

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