Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Monday morning, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop in the east parking lot of Thunder Valley Casino.
The deputy contacted the driver who was then detained. As the deputy leaned into the driver’s side door to take control of the suspect, the suspect accelerated, dragging the deputy with him.
The deputy, in fear of being killed or significantly injured, shot the suspect with his agency-issued service weapon. The suspect eventually pulled over near the intersection of Fiddyment Road and Athens Avenue.
The suspect was ordered to exit his vehicle by deputies who immediately provided medical aid to the suspect’s injuries. The suspect, identified as a Hispanic male in his late 20s from Sacramento, was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance and is expected to survive.
The deputy involved in the incident suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital before being released. The suspect’s identification and charges will be released as soon as that information is made available.
This incident is being investigated by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County District Attorney’s Office, and the Professional Standards Unit. Per agency policy, the involved deputy was placed on administrative leave to facilitate the investigation.”