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Yuba County Sheriff's Office identifies deputies injured in shooting

Yuba County shootout ends with suspect killed, two deputies wounded

Sheriff Steve Durfor discusses Aug. 1, 2017 shootout in which two Yuba County Sheriff's deputies were injured and the suspect was killed.
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Sheriff Steve Durfor discusses Aug. 1, 2017 shootout in which two Yuba County Sheriff's deputies were injured and the suspect was killed.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office has identified the three deputies involved in a shooting early in the week as Phillip Bronson, Andrew Everhart and Daniel Harris, all with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.

Bronson, a 14-year deputy, and Everhart, a 10-year deputy, were both shot by Mark Anthony Sanchez inside a home near the 9000 block of Marysville Road near Oregon House, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Harris pulled the injured deputies out of harm’s way.

Both deputies were reported to be in fair condition on Friday. Bronson was hit in the pelvic area and thigh, while Everhart was hit at least once in the arm.

The incident began around 8 a.m. Tuesday when the two deputies responded to a call that someone was destroying marijuana plants at a growing operation. Upon arriving, deputies Bronson and Everhart chased Sanchez into a nearby house where shots were exchanged.

A third deputy, identified as Harris, pulled the injured deputies out just as other law enforcement officers swarmed the scene after hearing “officer down.”

Authorities believe that Sanchez was working as a caretaker at the marijuana garden. At his time of death, he had two active warrants out for robbery and disturbing the peace, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office.

Laura Sussman: 916-321-1611

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