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Camp Pendleton Marine Shot and Killed by Police Officers

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A Marine who was out celebrating the 237th anniversary of the Marine Corps was shot and killed by police officers in Palm Springs last night, reports CBS News.

Cpl. Allen DeVillena, 22, was reportedly sitting in the driver's seat of a black Chrysler 300 in the parking lot of a bar at about 2:00 a.m. on Saturday when he was approached by two officers due to a fight breaking out near the vehicle.

At that point, a separate fight broke out between DeVillena and one of the officers. During the course of the fight, the officer allegedly pulled out a gun and shot DeVillena.