Two CHP officers, one sheriff's deputy reportedly shot in Sacramento County

Michele Moreno
August 31, 2017

A total of three suspects have been detained in connection to the incident that left three law enforcement officers hurt.

The cops were at a Ramada Inn in Sacramento when the bullets started flying at around noon local time, according to KCRA.

UPDATE 1:58 P.M.: One sheriff deputy and two CHP officers have been shot, accoridng to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

The conditions of the officers were not immediately known, but they were taken to area hospitals.

The shooting took place along the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard near the Ramada Inn. A sheriff's auto theft task force was staking out the motel Wednesday morning and observed people entering a stolen vehicle, sheriff's spokesman Tony Turnbull said.

Authorities are still investigating.

Authorities say a male suspect had exited the room and fired at a deputy on the hotel balcony. He then opened fire on officers again at the crash site and was hit by officers' gunfire, according to Turnbull.

Several SWAT vehicles from multiple different law enforcement agencies were assisting in the investigation. He led officers south on Fulton Avenue to El Camino Avenue, where the suspect crashed the vehicle near Watt Avenue. At some point, one sheriff's deputy was shot. According to the Sacramento Police Department, none of their officers have been hurt.

A nearby high school and middle school were put on a brief lockdown, but it has since been lifted.

The shooting was reported near a Sacramento County motel off the Capital City Freeway.

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