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Calaveras Sheriff’s Detective Shot Near Railroad Flat

Railroad Flat, CA — A detective with the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department was shot late this afternoon near Railroad Flat.

According to Sgt. Dave Seawell, detectives were chasing a stolen car out of San Andreas. When they stopped the car on Railroad Flat Rd. west of Swiss Ranch Rd. a detective was shot in the shoulder. One suspect was then shot multiple times, and a second suspect was able to escape.

The names of the detective and the suspects are being withheld by the Sheriff’s Department at this time. The injuries sustained by the detective are not considered life threatening. Seawell does not know the condition of the suspect who was shot. He was taken to Modesto Memorial Hospital. The incident was reported at 3:45pm.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com