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Wanted Man Killed After Running Over Deputy

Angels Camp, CA– A wanted man is dead after an altercation with deputies.

Calaveras County sheriff´s deputies along with Angels Camp police were attempting to arrest James Patrick Krauth Friday midnight, in the Melones Lake marina parking lot. He was wanted for killing a Santa Clara woman.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the 25-year-old suspect refused to step out of his vehicle and then ran into a deputy, launching him over the hood of the car. The 25-year-old suspect was then shot and killed by law enforcement deputies.

The law enforcement officer, who was hit by the car was taken to Mark Twain Saint Joseph´s Hospital where he was treated and released.

The two deputies involved in the shooting are on paid leave as part of department policy. The investigation is ongoing.

Written by Alisha.cruz