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Man critically wounded in shooting

A Grass Valley man was critically wounded by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy Friday after he allegedly drove his car at the officer.

Patrick Mulligan, 19, who Grass Valley police said is a local resident, was shot by a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

Mulligan’s mother, 35-year-old Glenda Mulligan, was in the car with her son and was shot in the head by the officer. She was listed in serious condition.



The chain of events reportedly began Friday at 2:37 a.m. in South Sacramento.

Deputies attempted to stop Mulligan’s vehicle for multiple vehicle code violations. Mulligan reportedly did not stop. After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped at Bama Court.




Deputies began giving Patrick Mulligan commands to stop, according to a news release. The driver failed to comply, revved the engine and drove towards the deputies, ramming several patrol cars.

He continued to accelerate, the news release said, pushing the car toward a deputy. The deputy fired several rounds at Mulligan’s vehicle, which came to a stop.

Glenda Mulligan suffered a gunshot wound to her head, and her son had a gunshot wound in his upper torso. Both were transported to UC-Davis Medical Center. Glenda Mulligan was in serious condition Monday evening. Hospital staff did not give the condition of her son, because of a “blackout” ordered by the sheriff’s department.

Both have extensive criminal histories, the Sacramento County news release said.

Patrick Mulligan was involved in a police pursuit in Grass Valley just two weeks ago, Grass Valley Police Sgt. Michael Hooker said. Hooker said that pursuit had to be called off for safety reasons.

After he is released from the hospital, Patrick Mulligan will be arrested for a $50,000 narcotics warrant out of Placer County and a new charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy involved with the shooting will be on administrative leave pending the investigation.


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