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San Andreas, CA — 51 year old Michael Ferrier of Valley Springs remains in critical condition at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael following a shooting incident Saturday afternoon.

According to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department, Ferrier was shot by his roomate, 58 year old Robert Friend. The incident took place at 8713 Stinson View Rd. in Rancho Calaveras near Valley Springs.

A 911 call from Ferrier alerted the Sheriff’s Department. Ferrier stated that he had been shot in the abdomen. He was removed from the premises by air ambulance.

The Sheriff Department’s SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) Unit and hostage negotiators spent several hours attempting to make contact with anyone inside the residence. At 9:15pm Friend was arrested without incident and booked into the County Jail on an attempted murder charge. Bail was set at $500,000.