WELDON (AP) —
A search is under way in rural Central California for a man who shot and wounded a Kern County sheriff’s deputy during a manhunt for a murder suspect.
KERO-TV says sheriff’s deputies were fired on Saturday night while searching farm outbuildings in the Twin Oaks area.
A deputy is hospitalized in stable condition.
KBAK-TV says a second deputy was grazed.
Deputies returned fire but it’s unclear whether they hit anyone.
Authorities have been searching east of Bakersfield for the killer of a 64-year-old man who was found shot in a cabin on Thursday in Jawbone Canyon.
Authorities haven’t confirmed that Saturday’s attacker is the killer. But he matches the description of a man who held three people at gunpoint in a cabin Tuesday before stealing their car.