California deputy dies in gunfight

California deputy dies in gunfight

California deputy dies in gunfight

Two CHP officers were injured in the shootout, and one sheriff's deputy was struck.

Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, 32, of the San Francisco Bay Area did prison time for assault with a semi-automatic weapon and vehicle theft, the records show.

The situation began a little after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Auto Theft Task Force was near the Ramada Inn along Auburn Boulevard when they located a stolen vehicle in the parking lot. Police went there because they believed a stolen-vehicle ring was being run from the room.

A Castro Valley resident, Littlecloud had a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2004 and that included charges of assaulting a peace officer, assault with a semiautomatic weapon and auto theft.

He also was sentenced in 2013 to three years for evading a police officer and possessing an illegal gun, and he twice violated parole in 2015.

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Deputy French, 52, however, died of his injuries en route to the hospital.

The officers, whose names were not released, were assisting with a stolen vehicle investigation when they were struck by gunfire, according to the CHP.

Six other sheriff's deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted, which Turnbull described as routine after officer-involved shootings.

The Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division, along with the Sacramento County district attorney's office and the county's Office of Inspector General, are investigating.

A second suspect, identified as Priscilla Prendez, 23, of Oakland was arrested earlier in the day by the California Highway Patrol for vehicle theft and felony evasion, officials said.

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They saw two women enter the vehicle and drive off, Turnbull said.

The events leading to the Sacramento shooting started with a routine investigation by a car-theft task force involving officers from multiple agencies. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver led them on a chase to Elk Grove, the sheriff's department said.

Authorities discovered Prendez was on probation and had been staying at the hotel, Turnbull said, so officers returned to the hotel to search the room. Littlecloud was shot by police and taken to a nearby hospital.

A man with a high-powered rifle fatally shot a policeman at a hotel in Sacramento, California, on Wednesday and wounded two other officers who were searching for a suspected auto thief, officials said.

He was shot and taken into custody, Turnbull said. "(French was) responsible for training new officers on patrol and very well respected", sheriff's spokesman Tony Turnbull said.

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