FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

California Deputy Shot by Suspect Mistakenly Reported as Having BB Gun

May 14, 2018  | 

A Sonoma County, CA, Sheriff's deputy was shot Sunday morning after responding to a call from a gas station manager about his employee being armed with a BB gun and acting erratically. But it turned out that the gun was a 9mm firearm.

The deputy, working as a police officer for the city of Sonoma, suffered nonfatal wounds and was reported in stable condition Sunday night at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, reports the Press-Democrat.

Officials said Pritel drew a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and fired at one of two responding deputies.

Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett said the deputy was hit with a round of "snake shot," a bullet whose projectile is made up of small pellets.

The deputy was hit in various parts of his upper torso, including his hands, arms, and face near his left eye, officials said. "He appears to be in good shape and should have a full recovery," Sackett said during an interview with media at the scene.

Deputies arrested Ryan Joseph Pritel, 20, of Sonoma. He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and carrying a loaded firearm in public.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

kojack58 @ 5/15/2018 8:29 AM

Get better quick there deputy, we need all the good guys we can muster. You need to bury Pritel under the jail for this one. He tried to kill an officer the death penalty sounds about right.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Flying Cross Launches Dual Closure External Armor Vest Cover
Flying Cross has announced significant improvements to its Aeroshell Armor Cover, an...
Controversial California UOF Legislation Hits Sudden, Unexpected Snag
The bill — which was authored by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Assembly...
Arizona Officer Critically Wounded in Gunfight During Traffic Stop
According to ABC-15, a Phoenix police spokesperson said both the officer — who has not yet...
NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association Issues Lengthy Statement on "Ferguson Effect"
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association posted a lengthy statement on Facebook, ripping...
Colorado Dispatcher Reunited with Officer She Helped After Traffic Crash
Police said Erica Limon — a Denver 911 Communications Center dispatcher and certified EMT...

Police Magazine