1 dead following shooting by Sonoma Co. deputies in Geyserville, authorities say

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
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Authorities are investigating after a deputy from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office shot and killed someone Friday morning.

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- Authorities are investigating after a deputy from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office shot and killed someone Friday morning.

It happened in a rural part of Geyserville.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the 5200 block of Tre Monte Lane due to an unknown man who reportedly threw a rock through a house window. Police say multiple residents contacted the man, and he asked one of them to shoot him. He then reportedly fled from the resident, stole their truck, drove through, broke through several cattle gates, and fled the area.

Deputies searched the area and found the truck, then tracked the man into a wooded area east of the 5600 block of Thomas Road.

Police say the man also stole at least one ATV-type vehicle

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After more than an hour of searching, deputies say they found him and he appeared to be holding a weapon. They reportedly ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he refused.

Police say he initially appeared to charge at one of the deputies but stopped. After a standoff, one deputy deployed his Taser, but police say it appeared ineffective and a second deputy shot the man.

The man was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m.

Authorities are not releasing information about the person deputies shot and killed, and it's unclear if that person lived in the area or was trespassing. Santa Rosa police say the man was going door-to-door in the area before the shooting happened, talking with property owners.

No deputies were injured.

Officers from both the Windsor and Santa Rosa Police Department have been at the scene assisting. Santa Rosa police say they will be taking over the investigation.