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U.S. Marshals agent involved in shooting in Rancho Cordova, suspect injured, sheriff’s office says

A U.S. Marshal was involved in a shooting early Thursday while helping DEA agents serve a search warrant in a sleepy Rancho Cordova neighborhood, the sheriff’s office said.

Officers knocked on the door of a home in the 9900 block of Palm Grove Drive shortly before 6:30 a.m. to serve a DEA warrant on a person at the house, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

They announced their presence, made entry to the house and were confronted with a man pointing a gun at them, the sheriff’s office said.

“As a direct result of the threat, law enforcement fired and struck the man, who sustained a non-life threatening gunshot would to his hand,” according to the news release.

Officers rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived.

Two men were taken into custody and multiple firearms were found in the home.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting incident and the DEA is continuing its investigation.

Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.