When officers went into the motel to search the room, a suspect opened fire through the door and walls, striking two CHP officers. Sheriff's deputies were engaged in a gun battle with the shooter, who Turnbull says was on the room's balcony with a "high-powered rifle." At some point, French was struck by gunfire.
Wha? I thought those gun control laws in California were supposed to prevent things like this.
RIP Deputy Bob French.