Calaveras Law Enforcement Releases New Information In The Officer Involved Shooting

Calaveras Law Enforcement Releases New Information In The Officer Involved Shooting 

Calaveras County Sheriff officials released new information yesterday, regarding last Thursday’s officer involved shooting death of 38-year old John Corrigan in Mountain Ranch.   Sheriff’s officials now reveal that a total of twelve shots were fired by two Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies and one CHP Officer.  Corrigan was struck three times; once in the arm and twice in the back near the lower right side and middle. Investigators are still awaiting toxicology results taken during Corrigan’s autopsy. Sheriff’s officials say the shots were fired after Corrigan pointed the weapon and its red laser dot at law enforcement and then turned the gun towards a residence on Mountain Ranch Road.   According to sheriff’s officials, it was then that the officers fired their weapons out of concerns for the safety of anyone possibly inside the home as well as motorists driving by.  The investigation has revealed that Corrigan was actually brandishing an automatic air rifle capable of shooting multiple rounds of metal projectiles, like BB’s or Pellets. Detectives also revealed that as part of the investigation Corrigan’s Mountain Ranch Road residence was searched.  A firearm and a controlled substance were seized from the home. The multi-agency investigation remains ongoing.

Written by KVGC Staff

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