Crime

Drive-by shooting suspect killed by sheriff’s deputy at motel, authorities say

A Tulare County Sheriff’s deputy and a Delano police officer were involved in an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.
A Tulare County Sheriff’s deputy and a Delano police officer were involved in an officer-involved shooting Friday morning. Tulare County Sheriff's Office

A male suspected in a drive-by shooting in Richgrove in Tulare County is dead and a female is in surgery following an officer-involved shooting, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday morning.

The shooting took place at the Best Western Liberty Inn motel on the north side of Delano, according to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, who said that Delano police were also involved at the motel.

The spokeswoman said a deputy and a Delano officer discharged their firearms while contacting the suspects, who were rushed to a local hospital.

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux requested the Porterville Police Department handle the investigation of the shooting incident.

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