El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced that a reward of up $25,000 is offered for information leading to the identification and apprehension of a man involved in the attempted shooting of a sheriff’s deputy near Camino in October.
A deputy on patrol about 8 a.m. Oct. 17 found a truck in a turnout in the area of Cable and White Mountain Ranch roads. The deputy set out on foot to investigate whether any criminal activity was occurring, and while walking down a trail from the turnout, the deputy encountered a man.
The man reportedly refused to comply with the deputy’s commands and the two became involved in a physical struggle, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Sheriff’s officials said the man retreated to his vehicle, where he retrieved a handgun and fired it at the deputy.
The deputy was not injured and returned fire, but it is not known whether the man suffered any injuries.
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The man is described as approximately 6 feet, 1 inch to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 to 250 pounds, with a goatee, and was wearing a flannel shirt, dark pants and boots. He was last seen driving away on Cable Road in a mid-1990s to early 2000s white Dodge single-cab truck without a license plate.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call Detective James Peterson at (530) 642-4713 or Detective Ken Barber at (530) 642-4710.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.