CA deputy dies after shooting, 2 officers also shot, suspect in custody

Law enforcement officers in tactical gear arrive at the scene were suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of three law enforcement officers, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Authorities say two California Highway Patrol officers and one Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy were hospitalized are being shot during a vehicle theft investigation. One suspect was shot and hospitalized and two women were also taken into custody. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of three police officers in California (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

Police say no other suspects have been found in a California hotel where a sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and two CHP officers were wounded.

The determination came after an hours-long search Wednesday of the Sacramento hotel where police believe a stolen vehicle ring was operating.

Police say they learned while apprehending two women suspects that one had a room at the hotel.

Officials say the shooting began when officers returned to the room and knocked on the door to investigate.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says 52-year-old Deputy Robert French died on his way to a hospital.

French served in the Sheriff’s Department for 21 years.

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6 p.m.

Police say they believe a stolen vehicle ring was being run out of a California hotel where a sheriff’s deputy was killed and two CHP officers were wounded.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s auto theft task force was investigating the ring Wednesday when officers engaged in a 20-mile car chase that began at the hotel.

The police say they learned while apprehending the women that one had a room at the hotel. Officials say the shooting began when officers returned to the room and knocked on the door to investigate.

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4:10 p.m.

A California sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot at a hotel that is now surrounded by police.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says 52-year-old Deputy Robert French died Wednesday on his way to a hospital.

French served in the Sheriff’s Department for 21 years.

The scene remains active, with police checking rooms for other possible suspects.

Jones says two California Highway Patrol officers who also were shot during the vehicle theft investigation are expected to survive.

Guests of the hotel where three law enforcement officers were shot, board a bus to be transported from the scene Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Authorities say a gunman with an assault rifle shot and killed Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Robert French and wounded two California Highway Patrol officers in what started out as vehicle theft investigation. The unidentified man suspected of killing French was shot by authorities and apprehended. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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2:40 p.m.

Authorities say three police officers and one suspect were shot during a vehicle theft investigation.

The scene in Sacramento remains active and there may be more suspects.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tony Turnbull says two California Highway Patrol officers and one sheriff’s deputy were in a hospital Wednesday after being hit by gunfire from inside a hotel room.

Turnbull says he doesn’t know the officers’ conditions.

Authorities say a male suspect had exited the room and fired at a deputy on the hotel balcony. The male suspect was also hit with gunfire and is in custody.

Two women have also been arrested.

The incident began when the women led CHP officers on a vehicle chase in what was believed to be a stolen car.

The investigation then led officers to a Sacramento hotel.

Law enforcement officers, including this Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy surround a hotel where suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of police officers are located, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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2 p.m.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says an officer has been shot.

The department says the shooting happened Wednesday in Sacramento but it has not publicly identified what agency the officer works for.

Officials have not released details on the officer’s condition or whether they are seeking any suspects in the shooting.

There is a heavy police presence in the area, and police temporarily shut down nearby traffic.

Mike Ataya, who works at a nearby car dealership, says he heard gunfire around noon.

The Sacramento Police Department and California Highway Patrol are also at the scene.