Placer County Sheriff’s deputy shoots, wounds suspect |

Placer County Sheriff’s deputy shoots, wounds suspect

At around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a Colfax man who reportedly rammed one deputy’s car, slightly injuring the deputy, before being shot. The suspect, Ryan Presson, 25, sustained a wound to his forearm and a grazing wound to his head.

A deputy initially saw a stolen car parked at the AM/PM on Lincoln Way in Auburn, according to a press release from spokeswoman Dena Erwin.

When Presson reportedly walked out of the store and got into the stolen vehicle, two deputies drove up and boxed him in. Presson subsequently rammed the deputy’s car as the deputy was standing next to it, knocking the vehicle several feet and knocking the deputy to the ground, Erwin said. He was slightly injured.

Deputies fired at Presson, who was able to drive out of the parking lot, onto Lincoln Way, before crashing into a curb at Ferguson Road, according to Erwin. Presson then reportedly ran across Lincoln Way and hid in the bushes at Starbucks. A CHP aircraft overhead spotted him immediately and CHP officers held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived and took him into custody.

He was being treated at an area hospital and was expected to be released to the Placer County Jail in Auburn.

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