Deputy fired after allegedly shooting jailer

November 26, 2008 4:38:45 AM PST
A Harris County sheriff's deputy accused of shooting a detention officer has lost his job. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Investigators say former Deputy Jorge Figueroa shot James Perez during a confrontation at Figueroa's home over the weekend. Figueroa has been fired. Authorities tell us his wife had an affair with Perez.

Perez is a civilian jailer at the Harris County jail. He is home recovering from his wounds.

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