Placer deputy on paid leave in shooting death |

Placer deputy on paid leave in shooting death

by Michael Schneider

Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Minton-Sander shot and killed a domestic assault suspect Friday night in Truckee.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic assault call at 11:30 p.m. at the Truckee Pine Apartments. The call was regarding a suspect with a gun who had fled the scene.

Placer deputies later located the suspect driving on Highway 267 in Placer County and attempted to make a traffic stop but the suspect reportedly refused to yield.

Deputies reported the suspect fled, in a high-speed pursuit, back to the apartment complex from which he first fled in Truckee.

Once there, the suspect reportedly stopped and jumped out of his vehicle. According to reports, the suspect refused deputies’ orders and appeared to be reaching for a weapon when he was shot.

After Deputy Minton-Sander shot the suspect, the suspect was immediately given medical aid and transported to Washoe Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to reports.

Because the shooting occurred in Nevada County, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department and DA are assisting in the investigation.

Deputy Minton-Sander has been placed on paid administrative leave as is standard with the Placer Sheriff’s Department in such situations.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Department refused to release the name of the suspect who was killed.

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