SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Three California cops and one suspect have been shot Wednesday following a stolen car investigation that led officers on a automotive chase and later to a lodge the place they have been hit by the gunfire.
Dozens of police automobiles and a whole lot of armed officers have surrounded the lodge, the place authorities stated there could also be two extra suspects inside after three have been taken into custody, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Division spokesman Tony Turnbull stated.
Two California Freeway Patrol officers and one sheriff’s deputy have been shot with a excessive-powered assault rifle and have been in a hospital, Turnbull stated. He didn’t present their names or circumstances.
The male suspect who was shot can also be within the hospital. Two ladies are additionally in custody. Their names weren’t launched.
The incident started when authorities stated the ladies led CHP officers on a car chase in what was believed to be a stolen automotive. When the chase ended about 20 miles from the place it started, the ladies have been taken into custody and the police discovered one in every of them had booked a lodge room in Sacramento.
Officers went to look the lodge. Once they introduced themselves, they have been hit with gunfire coming from contained in the room. Authorities say a person contained in the room then left via the again, the place he shot a sheriff’s deputy and fled in a car.
After a brief pursuit, police exchanged hearth with the person, who was hit, Turnbull stated.
Friends on the lodge have been advised to take shelter as officers deliberate to methodically search the for 2 suspects they consider should be inside.
Jeff Marshall, who lives close to the lodge, stated he heard gunshots after which tires squealing and noticed a gray Dodge Charger velocity by his house, going the incorrect method down a busy road.
Marshall estimated he heard 12 photographs.
“It was just like the wild West,” Marshall stated.
This story has been up to date to right the spelling of Sgt. Tony Turnbull’s identify.
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