Man shot and killed by Mariposa County deputies near school

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Man shot and killed by Mariposa County deputies near school
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A suspect has died after a shooting involving Mariposa County deputies Wednesday afternoon.

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A suspect has died after a shooting involving Mariposa County deputies Wednesday morning.

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office says it happened on Frank Wilson Road near First Baptist Church/School.

Deputies say they were responding to a call just after 9 am about a man who was trying to break into the church.

When they arrived, they found the man holding a knife.

Deputies say he was not listening to their commands and continued to walk towards the deputies.

Officials say two shots were fired and the man died at the scene.

The sheriffs office says following their policy's and procedures, all of the deputies involved were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.