Law enforcement officials this morning are investigating a Wednesday deputy-involved shooting in Guerneville in Sonoma County. Deputies responded at 2:40 p.m. to Fifth Street on a report a man was acting irrationally and had threatened a neighbor with a knife. Deputies tried to contact the man, identified as Jeffrey Singleton, 46, but he refused to exit his residence, according to the sheriff’s office.
Singleton talked with deputies from his balcony, disappeared into his residence and reappeared armed with a firearm, deputies said. A deputy then shot Singleton, and he was transported to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies said Singleton’s two young children with him inside the residence during the encounter. The Petaluma Police Department is investigating the incident. The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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