Adding the chaos around the Camp Fire disaster, law enforcement Thursday shot deadly suspected of murder after confronting him near…
Adding the chaos around the Camp Fire disaster, law enforcement Thursday shot deadly suspected of murder after confronting him near the fire evacuation zone.
A police officer from Sutter County was also killed by the officers’ fire, like the suspect dog.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said the shot did not seem to be linked to the deadly fire.
Ramsey said the incident began just before dinner outside a hardware store near Concow, which has been destroyed by the fire along the paradise and magalia. The store is outside the evacuation zone, and people are allowed nearby, but Ramsey said witnesses called the Butte Sheriff’s office because the man was “really strange”.
The man, a 48-year-old parolee, was not identified on Thursday. Ramsey said he was suspected of a double assassination about three years ago, although Ramsey, who met journalists a few miles south of the scene of action, did not have details of the previous case.
When the sheriff’s deputies approached him, he jumped into his car and headed south on the highway 70 to the Pentz Road, a few miles south of paradise. There a police spike strip broke his car deck and he rolled to a stop.
Officer ordered him to get out of his car and put his hands up, said Ramsey. He responded by saying “You should have left me alone” and “I will not go back”, according to Ramsey. He added that the man had been in jail earlier on arms charges.
Ramsey said officers “heard what they thought was a weapon click” and released the police dog from Sutter County on him. Seven officers kicked the man ̵
1; three Butte deputies, three Shasta deputies and a fish and wilderness department in California – killed him on the spot.
Ramsey said that the Sutter dog was shot by friendly fire. The K-9 does not immediately die and was then attacked by the suspects pit bull. An officer killed the pit but the polish dog could not be saved.
He said officials from the State Department of Justice investigate the shot.