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Shooter Identified; 2 Yuba County Deputies In Fair Condition

Yuba County Sheriff's Department
 

Yuba County Sheriff's Department

(AP) - Authorities say a felon with a history of violent crime is responsible for shooting two Northern California sheriff's deputies Tuesday at a marijuana farm.

The Yuba County sheriff's office said Wednesday that 33-year-old Mark Anthony Sanchez of Gilroy was the shooter. He was found dead after fleeing into a home after the shootout.

Sanchez served time in state prison for violent felonies, including carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as burglary and possession of stolen property. He had two warrants for his arrest.

Sanchez was working at the pot farm. Leaders of the Rastafarian church affiliated with the farm called the sheriff's department when fellow workers reported Sanchez ripping up plants and wielding a weapon.

They say Sanchez arrived at the farm about a month ago.
Authorities said Wednesday morning the two sheriff's deputies are in fair condition and are recovering. Officials haven't identified them.

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