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Suicidal Man Killed by Sheriff’s Deputies

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A man was shot and killed by El Dorado Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday night

Around 9:30 p.m., emergency dispatch got a call from someone saying a man at a Pollock Pines home was threatening suicide and had a gun.

Deputies found the man, identified as Christopher Sheldon of Pollock Pines, wandering around outside along Pony Express Trail.

Deputies confronted the man, and after some time, deputies fired at Sheldon, killing him. It is not clear at this time if Sheldon fired shots at the deputies.

An investigation is underway.