Yuba County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a fatal shooting of a person suspected of breaking into an Olivehurst home Friday morning and establishing a barricade in an attic.
Leslie Carbah, a Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, did not know if the person was armed and did not have any identifying information about the person killed in the incident by Friday morning, she said.
No deputies were injured in the shooting, though a canine deployed during the incident was hurt and rushed to a veterinarian. Carbah said she did not know how many deputies fired their weapons.
The incident started early Friday after Yuba County deputies responded to a call of a residential burglary in the 4000 block of Fiesta Way, near McGowan Parkway, just before 5 a.m.
“We got an emergency phone call saying that (a resident) heard someone attempting to break into the garage,” Carbah said.
Once deputies arrived, they found signs of forced entry at the home’s garage and could hear someone in the attic, Carbah said.
They attempted to talk the person down from the attic until about 7:30 a.m., when deputies then decided to deploy a canine to help take the suspect into custody. A minute later, they announced that shots had been fired at the home.
The person died at the scene.
The incident will be investigated by a multiagency team made up of investigators from the Yuba and Sutter County District Attorney’s offices along with investigators from local agencies other than the Sheriff’s Department.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department will launch an internal investigation into the shooting as well, Carbah said.