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Monday Afternoon Shooting Incident Update

Sonora, CA — The investigation has been completed into the shooting incident that took place this afternoon in the area of Lyons Bald Mountain Rd. and Scattergood.

According to Sgt. A.J. Ford of the Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified juvenile attempted to steal medical marijuana from Ron Oliver. He detained the youth and then called a neighbor identified as Jesse Rhodes.

At that point the juvenile fled the scene. Rhodes responded by firing several shots in the air in an effort to frighten the youth. The investigation has determined that no assault took place as the shots were not aimed at the youngster.

Deputies will sent reports to the District Attorney’s Office. Rhodes may be charged with reckless discharge of a weapon.

The juvenile was apprehended.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com