DOBBINS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two California deputies shot (all times local):
Two Northern California deputies were undergoing surgery for wounds sustained in a shootout with a suspect described as a disgruntled member of a church that identifies on social media as a sect of the marijuana-embracing Rastafarian religion.
Yuba County Sheriff's spokeswoman Leslie Carbah says she doesn't know the condition of the two officers shot Friday morning in a rural community about 55 miles north of Sacramento. She says the deputies were responding to call of an armed and agitated church member pulling up plants. Carbah says the suspect engaged the deputies in a gunbattle before fleeing and remains at large.
Karen Hisken, who runs an equestrian facility near the scene, says she can see police action from her yard but that she has not been asked to evacuate the area. Hisken has lived in the area since 1988 and says she is not familiar with any type of Rastafarian church.
Two Northern California sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded Tuesday after they responded to reports of an armed and agitated suspect, authorities said.
No arrests were made, and the conditions of the deputies were not released.
The Yuba County sheriff's deputies were shot around 9 a.m. Tuesday in the rural community of Oregon House about 55 miles north of Sacramento.
The sheriff's department called it "an active critical incident" on Facebook.
The shooting comes a day after two police officers were shot and wounded nearly 200 miles south in the central California city of Los Banos during a struggle with a man who broke into his estranged wife's apartment. The suspect died.