Burglary Suspect Shot by Sheriff in Friant

Friant, CA The county's second officer involved shooting this year happened on Granite and Waldby near /*Friant*/ Road around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The shooting happened right as nearby residents were finishing up dinner. Detectives say it appears a burglar was trying to get away but was spotted and chased back to the home he allegedly robbed.

A call came into the Sheriff's Office at 6:45 p.m. that someone driving a white SUV was robbing a house. The driver was spotted a few miles down the road at /*Millerton Lake*/ when a chase started.

The deputy followed the driver back to the house he allegedly robbed. Once there detectives say the driver pulled out a weapon. And that's when the deputy opened fire.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to /*Community Regional Medical Center*/ for emergency surgery.

His condition is unknown. Deputies tell us the alleged robber is known by the local law enforcement.

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