California sheriff’s deputy dies from gunshot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three police officers in California (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

Police say no other suspects have been found in a California hotel where a sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and two CHP officers were wounded.

The determination came after an hours-long search Wednesday of the Sacramento hotel where police believe a stolen vehicle ring was operating.

Police say they learned while apprehending two women suspects that one had a room at the hotel.

Officials say the shooting began when officers returned to the room and knocked on the door to investigate.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says 52-year-old Deputy Robert French died on his way to a hospital.

French served in the Sheriff’s Department for 21 years.

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6 p.m.

Police say they believe a stolen vehicle ring was being run out of a California hotel where a sheriff’s deputy was killed and two CHP officers were wounded.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s auto theft task force was investigating the ring Wednesday when officers engaged in a 20-mile car chase that began at the hotel.

The police say they learned while apprehending the women that one had a room at the hotel. Officials say the shooting began when officers returned to the room and knocked on the door to investigate.

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4:10 p.m.

A California sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot at a hotel that is now surrounded by police.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says 52-year-old Deputy Robert French died Wednesday on his way to a hospital.

French served in the Sheriff’s Department for 21 years.

The scene remains active, with police checking rooms for other possible suspects.

Jones says two California Highway Patrol officers who also were shot during the vehicle theft investigation are expected to survive.

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2:40 p.m.

Authorities say three police officers and one suspect were shot during a vehicle theft investigation.

The scene in Sacramento remains active and there may be more suspects.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tony Turnbull says two California Highway Patrol officers and one sheriff’s deputy were in a hospital Wednesday after being hit by gunfire from inside a hotel room.

Turnbull says he doesn’t know the officers’ conditions.

Authorities say a male suspect had exited the room and fired at a deputy on the hotel balcony. The male suspect was also hit with gunfire and is in custody.

Two women have also been arrested.

The incident began when the women led CHP officers on a…

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