A manhunt is under way Saturday night following the killing of a 9-year-old child in western Calaveras County.
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department is searching for a muscular, white or Latino man with long gray hair, standing about 6 feet tall and last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants. He is considered armed and dangerous.
The killing occurred on Rippon Road in Valley Springs, about an hour's drive southeast of Sacramento.
Authorities have advised residents in the area to lock their doors and report suspicious activity. They've released no other details, citing an active investigation.