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Nevada County sheriff identifies man accused of shooting two officers

Published: Monday, Jun. 16, 2014 - 2:16 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2014 - 11:34 am

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly shot two law enforcement officers in Nevada County on Saturday as 60-year-old Brent Douglas Cole.

Cole, who also was shot in the altercation, is in stable condition at a Roseville hospital, according to authorities.

Cole is accused of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer and a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger in the area of the South Yuba River campground in rural Nevada County. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Further details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting have not been released.

The shooting is being investigated by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office with help from the CHP, FBI, U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the county’s District Attorney’s office.

Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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