Briefs 10/10/07 |

Briefs 10/10/07

Fatal shooting by game warden

JARBO GAP – A California Department of Fish and Game warden shot and killed a man in a remote area of the Sierra foothills, the first fatal shooting by a state game warden in the agency’s history.

The warden, who was not injured, exchanged gunfire with the man Monday outside a home near Jarbo Gap, east of Chico and north of Oroville.

Fish and Game spokesman Steve Martarano said he could not reveal why the warden was in the area or why he approached the man. He said the warden learned the man had an outstanding warrant and was trying to make an arrest when the shootout began.

“The preliminary indication is (the man) shot first and the warden returned fire,” Martarano said.

Neither the warden nor the man was immediately identified.

The first California game warden was killed in 1913. The most recent shooting of a warden was two years ago when the agent was shot in both legs while assisting Santa Clara County authorities in raiding a marijuana grove.

Window shooter pleads to 1 count

MINDEN, Nev. – For shooting out the plate glass windows on numerous downtown Carson City businesses in February, a convicted arsonist pleaded guilty Monday to one gross misdemeanor.

“It was me, your honor,” David Scott Killen told District Judge Michael Gibbons.

In exchange for his guilty plea to the gross misdemeanor, no other charges will be filed – including in Carson City – against Killen.

There were no injuries, but damage estimates ran into the thousands of dollars.

“The agreement appears to be extremely lenient for multiple incidents,” Gibbons said.

Prosecutors said there were “proof problems” in connecting Killen to all the incidents that were reported, but the prosecution believed he was the main perpetrator.

A passenger in Killen’s vehicle, Dylan Patrick Gregory, 21, was not prosecuted.

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