Officer Shooting This Morning Began With Pursuit of a Stolen Vehicle
Commander Bill Steven of the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department said this morning’s officer-involved shooting began with a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
Steven said that one of his officers has “been shot but he’s stable…I talked to him…”
Steven also said the suspect “has been shot. He has multiple gunshot wounds. I have no idea what his status is.”
The incident began this morning when an officer from the California Highway Patrol began a pursuit of a stolen vehicle which led to a wooded area of Crescent City, he explained. Two suspects allegedly fled on foot from the stolen vehicle.
Steven said that deputies from the Del Norte CountySheriff’s Office came to the assistance of the Highway Patrol.
“While searching for the two [suspects] in the brush, the male subject initiated a gun battle with the officers,” Steven said. A deputy was then shot in the shoulder and the male suspect received multiple gunshot wounds. A female suspect was arrested.
The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office also issued the following statement:
With regards to the officer involved shooting this morning, The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community and multiple agencies for their outpouring of support.
One DNSO Deputy sustained a gunshot wound during the incident and is currently stable and receiving medical attention.
Two suspects were taken into custody, one of whom is also being treated for gunshot wounds.
As multiple agencies are involved in a very in-depth investigation, information will be limited at this time.
Again, thank you for your support.