According to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office, a patient at Eastern Plumas Health Care became unruly. When the deputy arrived, they became involved in a struggle and the deputy used deadly force. The patient was killed in the encounter. The deputy has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, which the sheriff's officer says is standard operating procedure when an officer is involved in a deadly encounter such as this. The Department of Justice and the Plumas County District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident.