Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Deputy Killed, 3 Others Hurt in Calif. Shooting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Deputy Killed, 3 Others Hurt in Calif. Shooting

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California sheriff's deputy was killed and three others were wounded Friday in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento, authorities said.

Two suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into custody, police said.The incident began Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, Sacramento County Sheriff Lt. R.L. Davis said.

Someone inside the car fired multiple rounds at Deputy Oliver, who was struck in the chest. On Friday afternoon, Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones said Deputy Oliver had died of his wounds at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento. After shooting Deputy Oliver, the car's occupants carjacked a vehicle nearby, shooting the man who was at the wheel before fleeing, Lt. …

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