A late night shooting Sunday in Knights Ferry left a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy with minor injuries following an altercation, and the man he was scuffling with suffered gunshot wounds.
Authorities said the deputy, whose name was not released, discharged his department-issued firearm after a confrontation with the 28-year-old man.
A multi-agency investigation is underway in connection with the incident.
The shooting occurred Sunday night, Aug. 6 on Sonora Road in Knights Ferry just before 11:30 p.m.
According to a sheriff’s department statement, the deputy contacted two men in a vehicle on Sonora Road near the 50’s Roadhouse Diner.
The driver, a 35-year-old man, was detained and placed in the back seat of the deputy’s patrol car. The deputy then contacted the passenger, identified only as a 28-year-old man, at the vehicle. After a brief conversation, the man fled, running northbound on Sonora Road. The deputy was able to catch up to the man, and a physical confrontation ensued.
During the confrontation, the deputy discharged his department issued firearm. The man was struck by gunfire and transported to the emergency room. His condition was not available; information about how many times he was struck by gunfire was not released by the sheriff’s department.
The deputy had minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital and later released. No further details are being made available as detectives continue to investigate the shooting. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a criminal and an administrative investigation and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting an independent review of the incident.
If you have any information on this investigation, call Detective Hickman at 209-525-7042.