For Immediate Release:
At approximately 21:59 hours this evening, Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a disturbance in the 900 block of Mesa Verde, Yuba City. Upon arrival at the location witnesses reported a subject in a vehicle driving recklessly almost hitting citizens on the lawn area. The Deputy spotted the suspect vehicle and gave several orders to the driver to stop. The driver failed to comply with the orders and began to accelerate toward the deputy. The deputy fired his service weapon striking the suspect vehicle and driver.
Suspect was transported to Rideout ER where he was later pronounced dead. He is identified as Jagtar Singh Kang, 72 years old, out of Yuba City.
The deputy was not injured during this incident. In accordance with the Sheriff’s Department’s policies and procedures, the deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Sutter County District Attorney’s Office was notified and will be conducting the investigation and will be assisted by the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a separate, administrative investigation into the shooting.
Contact Person and Telephone Number:
Undersheriff Jeff Pierce
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