Sheriff’s deputy shot in the leg in Templeton, gunman killed

September 24, 2020

Photo by Richard Bastian


A gunman shot a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy in the leg near Highway 101 in Templeton Thursday morning, prior to being killed in a shootout with law enforcement. 

The gunman opened fire at about 10:20 a.m. near Theater Drive and Templeton Cemetery Road. 

A deputy suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to the hospital. 

Numerous law enforcement officers responded to the scene along Theater Drive Thursday morning. Shortly following the shooting, a collision involving a semi-truck occurred nearby on Highway 101.

The sheriff’s office is advising the public to stay away from the area.

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Why the hell was this guy not in prison???????