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San Mateo man shot by Placer deputy faces charges in alleged stabbing attack

Deputy details what happened in Lake Tahoe shooting

Placer County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Scott details the deputy-involved shooting in North Lake Tahoe on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
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Placer County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Scott details the deputy-involved shooting in North Lake Tahoe on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

The man who was shot Sunday after he allegedly stabbed a Placer County sheriff's deputy has been identified by the Placer County Sheriff's Office as a 47-year-old San Mateo resident.

Criminal charges are pending against Samuel D. Kolb, who was airlifted to a Reno hospital early Sunday morning after he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy at a home in Carnelian Bay, according to a Sheriff’s Office Facebook post on Tuesday.

The incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday when deputies responded to a vacation rental home in the North Lake Tahoe area, where a man reported that a family member was acting strange. Two family members were standing in front of the house when the first deputy arrived, and they all then went inside the house due to the cold weather. Once inside the residence, Kolb allegedly stabbed the deputy with a sharp instrument. The instrument did not penetrate the deputy’s ballistic vest, but Kolb then came at the deputy with the weapon a second time, the news release said.

The deputy, fearing his life was in danger, shot the man with his service weapon to end the attack, according to the news release. The Sheriff’s Office said there was no time for the deputy to retreat or employ other options to halt the attack.

Deputies rendered medical aid to Kolb until he could be transported to the hospital for treatment.

Sheriff’s detectives are still trying to determine why Kolb attacked the deputy, and the incident remains under investigation, the news release said. Kolb could face charges including attempted homicide of a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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