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Update: Suspect killed in Tehama Co. deputy-involved shooting identified

One person is dead following an incident involving a man with a weapon in Tehama County that ended in a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday.

The 34-year-old Los Molinos man, identified as Abraham Noe Flores, was shot and killed after he raised a rifle at deputies, according to officials.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at 11:28 a.m., dispatch received a call from a woman saying her boyfriend was armed with a pistol and a rifle and was suicidal.

Deputies immediately responded to the old Diamond Mill located off Diamond Avenue, south of Red Bluff.

At 11:55 a.m., the Crisis Negotiation Team from the Tehama County Sheriff's Department arrived on scene in an armored vehicle and began negotiations with Flores.

Officials said Flores told deputies repeatedly to shoot him.

The Crisis Negotiation Team negotiated with Flores for about 44 minutes but at 12:39 p.m., Flores pointed a rifle at deputies which led to the shooting.

One Tehama County Sheriff Sergeant fired two rounds and no law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

The scene is still being processed.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Department initiated the officer-involved shooting protocol and the Department of Justice is also responding to the scene.

"We hope every event has a positive outcome. We look at this as a negative outcome, we hope no one ever has to fire their weapon so it's a tough thing for us to go through," said Johnston.



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