On a sweltering summer morning in the California desert, deputies looking for methamphetamines and bearing automatic weapons barged into the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer living a quiet life in the small community of Littlerock. Moments later, Mallory lay in his bed bleeding to death from six bullets fired from an MP5 9mm submachine gun. The officers found no meth on the property. As Zach Weissmueller of Reason TV writes, the murky circumstances that led to the shooting are now the subject of a federal lawsuit.
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