May 24, 2013

Police ID Modesto man shot in Oakland

A Modestan was identified Thursday as the man fatally shot March 30 by an Alameda County sheriff's deputy after a vehicle stop turned violent.

Officials said Broderick Huggins, 32, was in Oakland with another Modesto man to buy marijuana when they were stopped about 9:40 p.m. for an equipment violation.

After a second pair of deputies arrived as backup, Huggins refused to get out of the vehicle and drove off, dragging one of those deputies, who had been trying to undo Huggins' seat belt, authorities said. That deputy and another outside the car opened fire.

Huggins was hit by the gunfire and later died. Authorities said the main reason for the delay in releasing Huggins' name was that it took time to locate and notify his wife.

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