PLACER COUNTY– The Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that an investigation was being conducted after multiple cops opened fire on a man during a traffic stop in north Auburn, resulting in the man’s death. On Tuesday night, just a few minutes before midnight, a shooting took place on Highway 49 at Locksley Lane. According to a post made on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, the motorist “engaged in an armed confrontation with deputies, despite attempts to de-escalate the situation.” The post did not include any specifics regarding the nature of the weapon.
At the scene of the incident on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office named Angela Musallam stated that “we don’t know at this point what weapon he had.” “But certainly, he was threatening deputies, and so at that point in time deputies needed to react for fear of their own safety and the safety of others in the area,” she added. “But certainly, he was threatening deputies.” According to the sheriff’s office, after shooting the man, deputies attempted to save his life by doing CPR.
The sheriff’s office did not comment on how many deputies discharged their weapons or provide any other information regarding the individual who was shot. No deputies were wounded. Investigations are currently being conducted by both the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.
Related article; Auburn golf course gunfire kills man
According to the police, a man who was found lying in the road close to the Auburn Golf Course on Thursday morning had been shot to death. On Friday, the victim was identified as Brian Frey, who was 36 years old, by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the findings of the medical examiner, Frey died as a result of several gunshot wounds. It was determined that he was murdered before he died.
A man in his mid-30s was reportedly shot in the body in the 29600 block of Green River Road Southeast, according to the Auburn Police Department. Frey’s body was discovered in the middle of the road close to the golf course’s northernmost entrance. Authorities arrived on the site and confirmed that Frey was deceased. The investigation team is looking for a person of interest as well as an unidentified vehicle. It is unclear to the police if the incident occurred close to the golf course or in another part of the neighborhood.
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