Authorities: CA slayings suspect killed in manhunt

FORT BRAGG, CA

Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman said at a press conference Saturday evening that Aaron Bassler died instantly after officers shot him seven times, bringing to an end a weeks-long manhunt.

Allman says officers found Bassler with the help of a bloodhound tracker dog that found his tracks after a burglary at a nearby truck shop.

Dozens of local and federal authorities had been searching in the redwood forests near Fort Bragg, putting the residents of the coastal town on edge.

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