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Deputy injured trying to detain man at Starbucks on Howe Avenue

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday afternoon while trying to detain a man who had been challenging people to fight inside a Starbucks on Howe Avenue.

About 4:15 p.m., deputies received a report of a homeless man possibly using drugs behind a trash bin in the1500 block of Howe Avenue. When deputies arrived in the area, they were told that a man was inside the Starbucks challenging people to fight.

The deputies located the 31-year-old man and asked him to leave, but he refused, telling the deputies that he didn’t have to listen to them, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

As the two deputies sought to detain the man, he started fighting with them, sheriff’s officials said. During the struggle, one deputy was thrown to the ground and hit her head.

The suspect was shot with a Taser stun gun by the other deputy and taken into custody.

The injured deputy momentarily lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy