2 Deputies, Suicidal Suspect Hospitalized After Saratoga Shooting Incident

by Carlos E. Castañeda

SARATOGA (CBS SF) – Two sheriff’s deputies were injured and a man described as suicidal is in critical condition after being shot by a deputy Tuesday afternoon in Saratoga, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Undersheriff John Hirokawa, the suspect hit a deputy with an object before a deputy fired and hit the suspect.

There was no word on the extent of the injuries suffered by both.

The shooting happened at a business complex in the area of at Saratoga Ave. and McFarland Ave., according to a tweet posted at 12:44 p.m. by the sheriff’s department.

Deputies had responded just after noon to a report of a suicidal man, according to Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup said. The deputies were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Neither the deputies or suspect was immediately identified. One of the deputies has been with the sheriff’s office between five and 15 years, according to Hirokawa.

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