The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Northern California sheriff’s deputy carjacked two people at gunpoint in Oregon and exchanged gunfire with the owner of a tourist attraction before his confrontation with the deputy, authorities said.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino, 48, died in the shootout that happened around noon, the sheriff’s office announced.
A man suspected in the fatal shootings of a Fort Bragg city councilman and a county land trust official was shot and killed Saturday after a massive manhunt in the redwood forests of Northern California.
A suspect in the killing of a Northern California city councilman had been tending opium poppy plants while living for months in the woods, authorities said, as they released additional details about the shooting.
A well-respected California community leader who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation was a two-term mayor whose fundraising and goodwill helped build firehouses and a first-class high school football stadium.
California emergency officials say they hope to complete a tsunami damage estimate as early as next week to submit to the federal government in an aid request for wave-battered harbors.