Sacramento County sheriff deputy shot near I-80, suspect arrested

A 27-year-old man has been taken into custody for allegedly shooting a sheriff deputy in the face.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said an a deputy working at the Watt Avenue Light Rail station was shot Tuesday night. 

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. According to the department, a fight between the deputy and the suspect broke out, and the deputy was shot in the face. After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene.

The deputy was taken to an area hospital. A spokesman for the department said the deputy was talking when first responders arrived and is in "stable condition."

Sheriff deputies and a SWAT team took the suspect into custody at the Red Roof Inn after hours of searching. He was found in a fetal position on the second floor. 

Light Rail service at the Watt Avenue station is closed and a bus bridge is available for passengers. 

The deputy has been with the department for four years and has been working with the Regional Transit unit for one year. A spokesperson for the department said the deputy was working overtime at the time of the shooting. 

This is a developing story. Refresh for more details as they come in.



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