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February 24, 2020

Sheriff’s deputy shot on Uvas Road

Police, deputies still searching for suspect

Authorities are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy near Uvas Reservoir Friday night.

The deputy suffered a non-life threatening gunshot injury in the incident, which occurred about 10:32pm Jan. 31 on Uvas Road in unincorporated Morgan Hill, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

The incident occurred when an “unknown vehicle” approached a deputy on Uvas Road. As the vehicle approached closer to the deputy, the headlights were off and one or more occupants fired multiple shots at the deputy, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Low.

The deputy returned fire, but investigators do not know if the suspect or suspects were hit, authorities said. The vehicle fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

Authorities are searching for the suspect or suspects. No suspect or vehicle description has been released.

The investigation into the Jan. 31 shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information can call the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at (408) 808-4500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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