White Supremacist Gang Member Killed After Ambushing Police In California
Law enforcement officers in Templeton, California, reportedly shot and killed a white supremacist gang member after the individual ambushed and shot a deputy, The Tribune reported.
Sheriff Ian Parkinson said at a press conference that the incident occurred at the Templeton Cemetery.
Per The Tribune:
According to Parkinson, a sheriff’s deputy was driving in the Theatre Drive area around 10:20 a.m. when the deputy recognized the car of a wanted felon parked on the side of the road. The deputy made a U-turn and pulled up next to the vehicle, which was unoccupied.
The deputy then proceeded north and found the man walking on Cemetery Road off Theatre Drive near the Templeton Cemetery, Parkinson said. He said the deputy tried to make a pedestrian traffic stop, but the man took off running toward the cemetery.
After hiding behind a bush, the suspect “ambushed the deputy,” according to the sheriff.
“The suspect shot multiple rounds at the deputy, striking one deputy in the lower leg. And the deputies returned fire,” Parkinson said.
The man then fled the cemetery and tried to return to his vehicle, but more deputies had arrived on scene.
“The two additional deputies pulled up, engaged the suspect, who was still armed with a handgun, and engaged in a gun battle where the suspect was struck and pronounced dead at the scene,” Parkinson said.