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Originally published Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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Mount Vernon WA man fatally shot by US marshals

The Skagit County coroner has identified a 26-year-old Mount Vernon, Wash., man fatally shot by deputy U.S. marshals.

The Associated Press

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —

The Skagit County coroner has identified a 26-year-old Mount Vernon, Wash., man fatally shot by deputy U.S. marshals.

Coroner Dan Dempsey identified the man as Michael Jenkins. An autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday.

Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock said deputy marshals shot and killed the man Thursday afternoon after he opened fire on them. No marshals were injured.

Cammock told the Skagit Valley Herald that the marshals were trying to arrest the man on a second-degree assault warrant when the gunfire started. Police say the man was riding a bicycle when he encountered the marshals.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Deputy U.S. marshals fatally shot a 26-year-old Mount Vernon man on Thursday after the man opened fire on them, a city police officer said.

No marshals were injured, city police Lt. Chris Cammock said. It wasn't immediately clear how many deputy marshals were involved or how many shots were fired.

Witnesses in the area told the newspaper they heard three or four gunshots.

The marshals were trying to arrest the man on an assault warrant when the gunfire started, Cammock told the Skagit Valley Herald (http://is.gd/APBDsE). The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mount Vernon police were investigating, with assistance from the Washington State Patrol. The U.S. Marshals Service was also sending officers.

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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