June 16, 2008 3:42 AM

Police shoot, kill man who savagely beat toddler to death near Turlock

The Turlock man who savagely beat his 2-year-old son to death was killed by a single gunshot to the forehead, Modesto police said today. The shot was fired by a police officer who had just stepped out of a helicopter. Meanwhile, sheriff's investigators are trying to find out why the father, Sergio Aguiar, 27, killed the child.

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