(KRON) — Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a fatal police shooting Friday morning in Geyserville, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The shooting occurred in the 5600 block of Thomas Road.
The sheriff’s office said that deputies were dispatched to the 5200 block of Tre Monte Lane at 8:22 a.m. to the report of a man throwing a rock through the window of a house. Police said multiple people contacted the man, and he asked one of them to shoot him.
The man stole a truck, broke through several cattle gates and fled the area, according to police. Deputies found the truck on the 5600 block of Tre Monte Lane with the man no longer in it. He had also stolen an ATV-type vehicle, according to police.
Deputies found the man after more than an hour of searching. The sheriff’s office said he appeared to be holding a weapon. It did not specify what kind of weapon.
According to police, deputies asked the man to drop the weapon, but he refused. He also charged at deputies but stopped. The sheriff’s office said that after multiple demands for the suspect to drop his weapon, one deputy fired his taser, but police said it appeared to be ineffective. A second deputy then shot the man.
Police said deputies began providing medical help immediately and a paramedic was flown to the scene. The man was shot at 10:03 a.m. and pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m.
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The identities of the man who was killed and the deputies involved will be released next week, SCSO said. The Santa Rosa Police Department will release more information on Saturday.