Two Northern California sheriff’s deputies shot, wounded
DOBBINS, Calif. — Two California sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded Tuesday after they responded to reports of an armed and agitated man pulling up plants in the garden of a rural Rastafarian church, authorities said.
The shooter remained at large, and the Yuba County deputies were in serious condition and undergoing surgery at Sutter Roseville Medical Center after the shooting in the rural community of Oregon House about 55 miles north of Sacramento.
A 911 caller from the church in remote Dobbins reported one of its members was acting erratically and police assistance was required, Yuba County spokeswoman Leslie Carbagh said. Deputies and a man exchanged shots upon their arrival, Carbagh said. Police are searching the area for the shooter.
Karen Hisken, who runs an equestrian facility near the scene, said she could see police action from her yard but had not been asked to evacuate. Hisken has lived in the area since 1988 and said she is not familiar with any type of Rastafarian church.