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CHP investigating officer-involved shooting in Trinity County

Courtesy: MGN
Courtesy: MGN

An officer-involved shooting that broke out in southern Trinity County is being investigated by the CHP, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 4:11 PM

TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. – An officer-involved shooting that broke out in southern Trinity County is being investigated by the CHP, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Deputies said they were serving a search warrant on private property for an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in southern Trinity County.

The operation had been conducted by individuals unknown to the property owner and without the property owner's consent, according to deputies.

During the search warrant, Luis Hernan Cornejo-Becerra of Fortuna discharged a rifle at the deputies. A deputy returned fire and Cornejo-Becerra ran into a wooded area, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.

A CHP helicopter located Cornejo-Becerra and provided the information to deputies, who then arrested him for several charges.

No individuals were injured as a result of this incident and Cornejo-Becerra remains in the Trinity County Jail.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy who discharged their firearm is on paid administrative leave per Trinity County Sheriff’s Office policy, until the investigation is completed.

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