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3 arrested in fatal shooting of El Dorado Sheriff's deputy

Police say three men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an El Dorado sheriff's deputy who was killed while responding to a falsely reported theft from an illegal marijuana growing operation in the rural Sierra Nevada foothills.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:22 AM
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 3:39 PM

UPDATE 1:58 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 - Police say three men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an El Dorado sheriff's deputy who was killed while responding to a falsely reported theft from an illegal marijuana growing operation in the rural Sierra Nevada foothills.

Authorities say El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael was killed Wednesday in the community of Somerset. An off-duty sheriff's deputy from San Joaquin County was doing a ride-along with Ishmael and was also shot.

El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini says the 911 caller did not mention that he had a business arrangement with the men who were in the marijuana garden.

The gunman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and another man is charged with being an accessory. The 911 caller has been charged with manslaughter.

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UPDATE 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23- El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says one of its Deputies Brian Ishmael was shot and killed in the shooting. 

Ishmael worked in the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office for four years and had previously been a member of the Placerville Police Department.

A ride-along who was with Deputy Ishmael was also injured in the shooting. Action News Now is working to learn more about his condition. 

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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif- Deputies for the El Dorado Sheriffs Office say they were shot at while responding to a call Wednesday morning.

It happened in the area of Sand Ridge and Bucks Bar roads near Mt. Aukum Road.

Deputies were shot at by "an unknown number of people", the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office says it has multiple suspects in custody and is looking for more.

People in the area are asked to shelter in place.

There will be a media staging area at 200 industrial Drive in Placerville in Placerville.

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