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Teen Suspected of Shooting Sheriff's Deputy in Court

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YAKIMA--The person police believe shot a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy makes his first appearance in court.

Jacob Almaguer, age 16, appeared before a judge Wednesday in juvenile court.

Police think Almaguer shot Deputy Bobby Miranda after he and another deputy responded to reports of shots being fired in the Outlook area.

Almaguer's being charged with attempted murder and for unlawful possession of a firearm.  His mother disagreed.

"Maybe they got him mistaken with somebody else, I don't know," Norma Borrego said.  "I told the officer last night, I'm not watching him 24 hours.  I can't be watching him 24 hours, I got other things to do too."

Almaguer is being held on $2 million bail.

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