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Police: Probe of Deputy Shooting May Take Weeks

By The Associated Press

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say it may take weeks to investigate the fatal shooting of an armed man by a Madison County sheriff's deputy.  

Lt. Dave Wasmuth tells The Alton Telegraph the preliminary investigation shows that three deputies confronted 51-year-old Barry Cloninger outside his rural Edwardsville home Friday night but just one deputy fired at Clonginger. He died at the scene.  

The newspaper reports that neighbors called authorities to report the odor of lighter fluid in their home and snowy footprints on their roof, which is easily accessible because the home is built into a hillside. The residents have a wood-burning stove and suspected someone poured the flammable liquid down their chimney. 

Police say deputies went to question Cloninger, who allegedly refused demands that he drop the weapon he carried.

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