Fresno Man Shot by Placer County Deputies in Loomis

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LOOMIS --

Placer County Deputies are investigating an officer involved shooting in Loomis.

Carly Knutty usually cleans and preps on a Monday morning, not this Monday.

"This is definitely an exciting Monday for Loomis, I guess," Knutty said.

She witnessed Placer County Sheriffs Deputies chasing a man just behind Divine Desserts, a bakery where she works.

"All of a sudden, I see this cop car whip around, and I'm like what the heck? And then he gets out and jumps out with this huge gun, and I'm like, 'oh, my gosh,'" Knutty recalled.

Placer County Sheriff's deputies said around 9 a.m., they went to a domestic disturbance call at the Raley's parking lot on Horseshoe Bar Drive.

They say 49-year-old Rodney Hance of Fresno was meeting with his ex-wife to talk about her vehicle.

"She made some arrangements to get that truck back. Obviously he had other motives and it didn't go that way," Lt. Troy Sander of the Placer County Sheriff's Department said.

When deputies arrived, investigators said Hance waved around a gun, and ran across the street.

"One of our deputies followed him on foot, and there was an exchange of gunfire, and the suspect did fire at our deputy. Deputy fired back," Lt. Sander said.

Investigators said Hance continued to run onto South Walnut Street, behind Divine Desserts.

"I immediately just told them to lock the doors because I didn't want him in. Because we have a back door back there, and they were running that way, and I just didn't want him coming in or anything," Knutty said.

Within seconds, two more deputies shot at Hance -- one shooting his service weapon through his front windshield.

The chase eventually ended in front of the Placer County Sheriff's Sub-station. Investigators say Hance was hit four times, and was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for serious injuries.

Placer County Sheriff's Office said Hance has a felony arrest warrant for drug charges from Fresno.

Hance was also with a 25-year-old woman from Madera at the time of the shooting.

She has been arrested, but is cooperating with investigators.

No deputies were hurt during this shooting.

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