Oct 24, 2014 4:10 PM
California sheriff's deputy, carjack victim shot
The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) An assailant shot a Sacramento County, California, sheriff's deputy and a bystander, then carjacked two vehicles Friday morning, prompting a manhunt as the assailant fled through residential areas, sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.
Bowman said the deputy was approaching a suspicious occupied vehicle in a parking lot when he was shot.
"The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer," she said. She later said that "at least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time."
She could not say if the deputy shot back. He was taken to a hospital but Bowman said his condition was not immediately known.
"We're hoping for the best," she said about two hours after the initial shooting.
A second person was then shot when they refused to give up the keys to a vehicle during an attempted carjacking, Bowman said.
The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. in the commercial Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6. It prompted a massive response by special weapons teams and other heavily armed law enforcement officers from several agencies.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s and Bowman said he was accompanied by a woman. She said he fled to a residential area where he carjacked a vehicle, then later carjacked a second vehicle.
A park ranger reported he saw the suspects changing their clothing in the Carmichael area, a few miles northeast of the site of the initial shooting.
Authorities were seeking a red 2002 Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck with an ice chest in the back.