(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — A decorated Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in a high school parking lot was described as a deeply religious man who regularly went to the campus track with his young daughters for early-morning prayer walks.

Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.was shot to death during the predawn hours Tuesday under largely unexplained circumstances in a parking lot at San Clemente High School. Loggins’ daughters, 9 and 14, were sitting nearby in the family SUV at the time of the shooting.

Loggins, who was based at Camp Pendleton, was driving “at a high rate of speed” when he crashed his Yukon SUV through a gate at the parking lot about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, said sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

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