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UPDATE: Man killed in deputy-involved shooting

Mugshot of Vladimir Cardenas who died at a local hospital Friday night after he pulled a gun on a deputy who shot in self-defense. The incident occurred near Oracle Road and Prince Road during a routine traffic stop at around 5:20 Nov. 16.

UPDATE: Man killed in deputy-involved shooting

CREATED Nov 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 16, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man has died after a deputy shot him in self-defense during a routine traffic stop.

Vladimir Cardenas, 23, died at a local hospital Friday night after pointing a gun on a deputy during a routine traffic stop near Oracle Road and Prince Road., according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

Cardenas was wanted on a misdemeanor arrest warrent out of the Tucson Police Department.

Peine says Deputy Nicholas Norris conducted the traffic stop on a four door sedan at about 5:20 p.m.

Both vehicles were stopped in a parking lot, and during the stop, the driver pulled out a gun and pointed it at Norris.

Deputy Norris shot the man in self-defense 

The man was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center where he later died.

During the investigation, deputies obtained a search warrent of Cardenas' vehicle. Deputies found what appeared to be different types of drugs and drug paraphernalia, along with a variety of weapons during the search, Peine says. 

According to Peine, Deputy Norris was not injured in the incident. He is an eight-year veteran with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

He was placed on administrative leave following routine procedure.