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Update: Deputy Shoots Suspect During Groveland Foot Pursuit

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Update at 4:38 pm: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office reports they have reopened the area where they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. While the area at Merrell Road near Harper Road in Groveland has been cleared, the incident is still under active investigation. The name and the condition of the person involved have not been released.

Update at 10:18 am: The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ashley Boujikian reports that detectives are still investigating and collecting evidence following last night’s officer-involved shooting in the area of Merrell Road and Harper Road in Groveland.

She adds, “Our priority is to conduct a thorough investigation with assistance from the California Department of Justice. No deputy sheriffs have sustained injury as a result of this incident.”

Community members are asked to stay away from the scene. Additional information will be provided as the investigation progresses. There is no update yet regarding the suspect who was shot or his condition.

Original story posted at 6:09 am: Groveland, CA — An investigation is underway after a deputy shot a suspect last night in the Groveland area following a traffic stop and foot pursuit.

At around 11:05 pm, a deputy pulled over a vehicle in the area of Merrell Road and Harper Road because it had an unreadable license plate. Two men were inside. One suspect ran away and the deputy ran after him. During the foot chase, a suspect pulled out a gun and the deputy-involved shooting occurred. Investigators are on the scene and the community is asked to stay clear of the area.

Limited details have been released. We will pass along more information when it comes into the news center.

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