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BREAKING: Sacramento Deputy, K9 Murdered By Gunman

Sacramento, CA – A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and a sheriff’s K9 were killed in the line of duty late on Monday night.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said the incident began just after 10 p.m. on Jan. 18 during a traffic stop at Arden Way and Morse Avenue, KOVR reported.

Sheriff Jones said the suspect fled and ultimately crashed his vehicle on the Cal Expo grounds near the horse track.

After the wreck, the suspect refused to communicate with deputies, so they released a K9, KOVR reported.

Sheriff Jones said the suspect fatally shot the K9 and then opened fire on deputies.

Deputies returned fire and the suspect was shot and killed, according to KOVR.

The sheriff said one deputy was fatally shot by the suspect.

He said a second deputy was wounded by gunfire but had been transported to a hospital for treatment and was listed in “stable” condition, KOVR reported.

Sheriff Jones has not released the identity of the murdered deputy but said he was a six-year veteran of the sheriff’s department and left behind a wife and child.

He also did not release the name of the wounded deputy, KOVR reported.

Officials have not released the identity of the suspect other than to say the gunman was a man in his 40s.

Sheriff Jones said the deputy-involved shooting would be investigation by the Sacramento Police Department, KOVR reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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