SOMERSET, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California sheriff’s deputy has been shot to death while responding to a call in the rural Sierra Nevada foothills.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Brian Ishmael was fatally shot early Wednesday in the community of Somerset and a ride-along passenger with him was injured.
An office statement says two men were taken into custody but the scene remains active, with a large contingent of law enforcement officers and a helicopter in the area about 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Sacramento.
The statement has no information about the specific circumstances.
The deputy was a four-year veteran of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and previously worked for Placerville Police Department.