3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies

Oct 24, 2014 5:20 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle has died.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says the 47-year-old deputy was killed after he approached a suspicious vehicle and was shot in the forehead.

Three deputies and a bystander were shot during a series of shootings Friday that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.

Deputies were still searching for the armed suspect along a steep, tree-lined river canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn Friday afternoon.

Jones says he does not know a motive for the shootings.

Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says two deputies also were shot there as the manhunt continued.

A woman who was with the man was in custody. Authorities say she had a handgun in her purse.

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