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UPDATE: Suspect involved in officer-involved shooting dead, deputy injured in Templeton

Posted at 10:33 AM, Sep 24, 2020

UPDATE (12:13 p.m.) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says a press conference is planned for Thursday afternoon where more information on an on officer-involved shooting in the Templeton area Thursday morning is expected to be released.

Due to the active investigation, few details were being released as of 12:13 p.m.

Sheriff's spokesperson Tony Cipolla says one of their deputies was wounded by gunfire and taken to a local hospital. An update on the deputy's condition was not immediately available.

The suspect in the incident is dead.

Cipolla says a jackknifed semi-truck, which snarled traffic on Highway 101 in the area, was unrelated.

(UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.) San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's officials say the suspect in an officer-involved shooting is dead.

A sheriff's deputy involved in the incident was wounded and transported to the hospital.

The scene remains active and the sheriff's office is asking people to stay away from the area.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies are responding to reports of an officer-involved shooting in Templeton.

The call came out at around 10:20 a.m. Thursday on Theatre Drive.

This is an active situation and people are being asked to avoid the area.

California Highway Patrol has a portion of Highway 101 closed near the main street off-ramp as crews are responding to the scene.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.