Authorities Investigate An Officer Involved Shooting In Calaveras

Authorities Investigate An Officer Involved Shooting In Calaveras 

Authorities are currently investigating an officer involved shooting in Calaveras county. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls just before 10 O’clock last night regarding a male waiving a gun acting strange in the roadway on Mountain Ranch Rd near Rocky Rd between San Andreas and Mountain Ranch. Callers described the gun as being either an AR-15 or shotgun. Three Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies and three CHP Officers responded and encountered a white male matching the description on the side of the road with a long black object that appeared to be a rifle or long firearm. The subject was standing in an area between two separate homes. The long black object had a laser type sight attached. The subject pointed the object and laser toward the law enforcement officers. The subject was reportedly refusing to comply with the officers orders at the time. In fear for their safety as well as the safety of nearby residents, law enforcement officers fired their weapons striking the subject. Medics were called to the scene. The subject was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol responded with their respective Officer Involved Shooting Teams and or Critical Incident Response Team to conduct a multi-agency investigation into the incident. The Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office will be leading the investigation. Investigators from those agencies will be working throughout the night and into the morning at the scene of the shooting. The name of the shooting victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Written by KVGC Staff




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