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A man shot at a Trinity County sheriff’s deputy who returned fire Monday during a law enforcement search for a suspected marijuana grow.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies on Monday morning were searching for an illegal marijuana grow operation on private property that was taking place without the property owner’s permission.
During the search, a man later identified as Luis Hernan Cornejo-Becerra, 26, of Fortuna shot a rifle at the deputies, according to the press release. A deputy shot back and Cornejo-Becerra ran into a wooded area.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter found the man on foot near the property and informed the deputies, who detained Cornejo-Becerra without further incident.
The sheriff’s office said no one was hurt. It did not release the location of the suspected grow, saying only that it occurred in southern Trinity County.
Cornejo-Becerra was arrested on suspicion of several potential charges, including shooting at an officer, resisting arrest and cultivating marijuana among other offenses. He remains in the Trinity County Jail, deputies said.
The CHP is investigating the officer-involved shooting. The deputy who fired his gun, not identified by the sheriff’s office, remains on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation, per TCSO policy.
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