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Woman Shot Dead by Deputy After Multi-County Car Chase

RIPON -- The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Ripon following a car chase.

The shooting happened Sunday at around 3:20 a.m. after deputies were notified about a 911 call around 2:56 a.m. regarding a vehicle on Sisk Road in Modesto.

A deputy located the car on Sisk and Pirrone Roads and was forced to pursue the driver after attempting to stop her, reports the Stanislaus County Sheriff's department.

Multiple deputies chased the driver through Salida until the woman crashed through a home at South Manley Road and Tornell Circle.

The woman was then struck by a Stanislaus County deputy's gunfire. Medical personnel attempted to save her life but she died from her injuries at the scene. It is unclear what led to the shots being fired.

Police taped off the neighborhood surrounding the home as the woman's Volkswagen coupe sat in the front yard, wedged halfway between the inside of the house and the outside.

Investigators say the deputy was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The identities of the woman and the deputy have not been released by officials at this time.

Ripon Police and the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office were also on scene to investigate.

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deputy-involved shooting has not occurred since July 2012.