Man killed near own burial plot

Last updated 13:00 09/12/2011

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A Nevada man was only a few feet away from his own burial plot and tombstone when he pointed a loaded gun at a deputy and was fatally shot.

US authorities say 77-year-old David Pendleton died yesterday (NZ time) at the Gardnerville Cemetery after summoning police.

Douglas County Sheriff's Sergeant Jim Halsey says Pendleton's wife died recently and is buried in a family plot. Next to the plot was a headstone with David Pendleton's name and date of birth already engraved.

Halsey says Pendleton had threatened to use weapons against officers and civilians in the past.

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