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Officer named in shooting of Foley

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 5, 2006) -- An off-duty Coronado police officer who shot Chargers linebacker Steve Foley was identified as Aaron Mansker, who has been with the force since August 2005.

San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos, who is handling the shooting investigation, said he had no information on Mansker's background, prior employment, race, age or disciplinary history.

Capt. Glenn Revell, the sheriff's department spokesman, said most of that information was protected by privacy laws.

Coronado police spokeswoman Leah Corbin said Mansker was put on paid administrative leave, but she couldn't release any other details about Mansker. "That's out of our hands," she said, saying the sheriff's department was releasing any information.

Mansker was on his way home from work when the confrontation leading to the shooting occurred early Sept. 3, Brugos said.

According to the sheriff's department, Mansker followed a suspected drunken driver weaving in and out of freeway traffic at speeds up to 90 mph. Authorities said the driver nearly collided with several other vehicles.

Foley was shot near his home in Poway, an upscale San Diego suburb.

Because it wasn't a football injury, the Chargers were letting Foley's agent, David Levine provide medical updates. Levine was flying from Florida to San Diego on Sept. 5. On Sept. 4, Levine said Foley was hospitalized in stable condition.

Foley was placed on the non-football injured reserve list, meaning he'll miss the season and forfeit his pay, estimated at $1.65 million.

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