NAPA (CBS SF) — Napa County Sheriff’s investigators are reviewing images from the body camera of a deputy who shot and killed a man sitting in his car alongside a rural road near Napa late Sunday night, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

The suspect, identified Monday only as a man, was sitting in his car in the 1100 block of Henry Road about two miles southwest of Napa at about 11 p.m. Sunday when a sheriff’s deputy drove by.

Napa County Sheriff’s spokesman Henry Wofford said the suspect fired first, from his car, at the deputy. The deputy returned fire, killing the suspect, Wofford said.

The deputy did not suffer any physical injuries. She has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation is in the early stages and is being conducted by the Napa County Major Crimes Task Force, comprising investigators with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Napa Police Department and the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.

Wofford said his department likely won’t release more information about the shooting until Wednesday afternoon.


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Comments (4)
  1. Emilio Aymat says:

    ….hmmm. Not many details here. Who fired 1st? Why was he stopped? I’d be curious to see any cam video that may have filmed this incident. Seems like they[he police] are hiding stuff about this in their vagueness.

    1. Nah he was an criminal. An illegal alien deported at least 4x for breaking the law and he tried to kill the officer by shooting her. He missed and she fired back. Too bad we don’t have a wall to stop him from doing this

  2. Emilio Aymat says:

    ….awww, F.U., ya biblethumper pedosuppprter!

  3. Ken Davie says:

    Notice how CBS doesn’t update this page with greater detail once the information is known… It’s almost as if they have an agenda of obfuscating the truth.

    03-02-2019 UPDATE: Criminal Illegal Alien attempted to MURDER Napa County Sheriff Deputy and dies as the direct result of his felonious action.