Update: One dead after domestic violence incident leads to officer-involved shooting
TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. —
This article has been changed to reflect that law enforcement originally stated Thayer had struck the concrete barriers on the Jelly's Ferry Bridge with his vehicle. They have since corrected this statement and said Thayer actually struck a fence in the area.
Update as of 11:00 a.m.:
According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, at about 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Jelly's Ferry Road near the Jelly's Ferry Bridge for a report of a domestic violence incident.
Officials said a 40-year-old woman, who was identified as the victim, told deputies that the incident occurred while she and her ex-husband, identified as Carl Thayer, 45, of Red Bluff, were driving on Jelly's Ferry Road.
The woman said that during the incident Thayer threatened to intentionally crash the vehicle and kill them both.
Thayer then drove the vehicle into a fence in the area near the Jelly's Ferry Bridge.
Officials said the victim was able to escape the vehicle and ran to a nearby home where she called 911. Thayer ran from the vehicle and was believed to have stayed in the area.
After arriving on scene, deputies searched the area and found Thayer who had armed himself with a knife.
Three deputies confronted Thayer and tried to take him into custody.
After refusing several orders from deputies to drop the knife, a TASER was used in an attempt to get control of Thayer but he was able to deflect the TASER probes by using his jacket as a shield.
Officials said at that time, Thayer charged toward the deputy with a knife still in his hand and continued to use his jacket as a shield.
Another deputy on scene fired three rounds, striking Thayer. Deputies on scene performed CPR and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and attempted to perform lifesaving measures which were unsuccessful and Thayer was pronounced dead on scene.
Limited information is being released about an officer-involved shooting that took place in Tehama County early Monday morning, leaving one man dead.
According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, deputies with their office were involved in the shooting around 5:30 a.m.
Officials say the investigation is in the initial stages and information is limited at this time.
No deputies were injured during the shooting and the scene where the shooting took place is currently secured and there is no outstanding suspects.
The Tehama County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol has been initiated with the Tehama County District Attorney's Office and the California Department of Justice has been requested to assist in the investigation.
Further information as far as where the shooting took place and the nature of the original call has not been released.