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Modesto Police Find Charred Body In Fire-Gutted Apartment After Deputy Shot

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Modesto police said a charred body was found Friday in the rubble of the home where the standoff took place. (CBS)

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MODESTO (CBS/AP) — A body has been found inside the fire-gutted Modesto apartment where a suspect had barricaded himself after fatally shooting two people, including a sheriff’s deputy.

Modesto police spokesman Chris Adams said the body was found Friday in the rubble of the home, where a raging fire had broken out overnight.

The fire erupted during a daylong standoff with a man who police said opened fire as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Police said the suspect killed Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputy Robert Paris and a civilian before holing up inside the apartment.

Adams said it’ll take days or weeks to identify the body, which was charred from the fire.

The Stanislaus County coroner identified the civilian as 35-year-old Glendon David Engert of Modesto.

Police have released no other details about the man, who was with two sheriff’s deputies when they served an eviction notice at a unit in the Whispering Woods development on Thursday morning.

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