Siskiyou County sheriff's shoot, kill 'erratic' suspect

May 18, 2016 5:22 PM by News Staff

One person is dead following an officer involved shooting Tuesday evening in the Grenada community in Siskiyou County.

Sheriff’s responded to a medical aid call around 6:30 p.m. where they said a man was injured but refused to give specific details on the injury.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Public Information Officer Kelly Giordano said while deputies were waiting for medical personnel to arrive the suspect became erratic. The confrontation grew resulting in a deputy shooting the suspect. The suspect died as a result of his wounds.

Giordano would not comment on whether or not the suspect was armed at the time.

The incident remains under investigation, and the names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time. Giordano said the sheriff’s office will release more information after the investigation has been completed.


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