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Olympic medalist Laut shot to death

Updated: August 29, 2009, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

OXNARD, Calif. -- David Laut, who won a bronze medal for the United States in the shot put at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, was shot to death after confronting intruders outside his California home, authorities said Saturday. He was 52.

Laut was gunned down early Friday when he went outside to check on a noise in the yard, Oxnard Police Sgt. Ken Klopman said. Police on Saturday hadn't made any arrests or identified suspects.

Born in Ohio and raised in Southern California, Laut ...

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