Nov 19, 2013 2:38 PM
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a man who they say opened fire at them with a high-powered rifle at a resort.
The shooting occurred at the Riverlane Resort in Guerneville. Sheriff's officials say the suspect's wife contacted authorities around 11 p.m. Monday to report that her husband, 59-year-old Wayne Courtright, of St. Helena, was intoxicated, suicidal and armed with a rifle.
Sgt. Carlos Basurto tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/185OA59) the wife came to a sheriff's substation with her 30-year-old daughter. Sheriff's deputies surrounded the resort.
Basurto says around midnight, Courtright came out and opened fire at deputies with a rifle, prompting deputies to return fire.
Courtright was struck at least once and died at the scene.
The incident comes less than a month after a Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica firearm.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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