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Los Gatos Man Charged In San Jose Warning-Shot Slaying

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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A 62-year-old Los Gatos man is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after authorities say he fired a warning shot that killed a fleeing car thief suspect.

Craig Yuhara of Los Gatos did not enter a plea during his arraignment in San Jose on Thursday in the death of 47-year-old Daniel Winslow.

Authorities say Yuhara got into an argument on Sunday with Winslow and another man after spotting them filling up a stolen van with gas. The van was parked in front of Yuhara’s house.

Yuhara allegedly opened fire as Winslow and the man were leaving in another vehicle. The bullet entered the back of the vehicle and hit Winslow. He was later found dead near San Jose State University.

Yuhara’s attorney, Riccardo Ippolito, said the situation was tragic for everyone.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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