UPDATE June 28, 9:20 a.m.: (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy in Sacramento.
Homicide detectives arrested 27-year-old Nicory Marquis Spann for the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy in the face with his own service weapon at a light-rail station Tuesday night.
The deputy was identified as Alex Ladwig, a four-year veteran of the sheriff's department.
Ladwig underwent surgery for a gunshot to the jaw and is in stable condition.
Authorities say the deputy and the shooter got into a fight, which escalated into a shooting. It's not clear what started the fight.
UPDATE 10:29 p.m.: (AP) - Authorities say a man suspected of shooting a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy in the face has been arrested at a motel.
Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the suspect was found hiding in an alcove late Tuesday.
Turnbull says the deputy is in surgery.
The officer is a four-year veteran with Regional Transit District police.
The suspect was arrested after a SWAT team searched for him room to room.
UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: (AP) - Authorities say a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was shot Tuesday evening at the Regional Transit light rail station on Watt Avenue at Interstate 80.
Authorities have shut down the area. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the scene is still active.
Turnbull said that at about 6 p.m., the deputy radioed in that he was fighting with a suspect at the Regional Transit light rail station on Watt Avenue. Later, that same deputy reported that he'd been shot.
Turnbull said the deputy was transported from the scene with a gunshot wound to the face. He said the deputy was responsive at the time, but his current condition is unknown.
He says officers in a helicopter who responded to the scene within minutes after the shooting saw the suspect run into a hotel. He says about 100 law enforcement officers are at the scene.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Original Post: Deputies are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area of Watt Avenue and Interstate 80 Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff Department, commuters are being asked to stay away from the area.
Officer involved shooting in the area of Watt Avenue /I-80. Please stay out of the area, use alternate route. PIO enroute.— Sacramento Sheriff (@sacsheriff) June 28, 2017
Local media outlets are reporting that a police officer has been shot.