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Deputy-involved shooting leaves 1 injured in North Highlands

A man fired twice at Good Samaritans trying to help deputies stop him outside of a North Highlands shopping center before he was shot by a deputy, according to authorities.

No citizens were injured, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital with an arm wound. He was conscious and talking, Bowman said.

The incident began in the area of a 7/11 at Watt Avenue and Elkhorn Boulevard. Bowman said deputies had been dispatched there at 12:41 p.m. in response to a call from a citizen saying she was being harassed by a man who was swearing at her and wouldn't leave her alone. It wasn't clear if she knew the man.

As deputies arrived, the man in question, described as Hispanic and believed to be in his 20s, dropped a backpack and ran through an adjacent shopping center parking lot. Bowman said as officers gave chase, the man shot once at an individual who was believed to have been trying to help stop him. That person was not hit.

The man continued running into a field south of a Rite Aid drugstore with a deputy in pursuit. Other citizens followed and the man shot at least on round toward them, Bowman said. Fortunately, again no one was hit.

At that point, the pursuing deputy shot and hit the man in the field.

Bowman said the man will be booked in Sacramento County Jail once he is medically cleared.

The deputy involved in the shooting, who has been with the department 19 years, was placed on administrative leave pending the result of the investigation into the shooting.


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