The Latest: Suspect ID'd in killing of California deputy

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) " The Latest on a California deputy who shot and killed (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Modoc County Sheriff's Office in California has identified the suspect in the shooting of a deputy killed responding to a disturbance in Northern California.

The sheriff's office in a statement Thursday identified the suspect as Jack Lee Breiner, 47, of Alturas, Calif.

Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was dispatched to Breiner's home on Wednesday to investigate a report of a family disturbance.

The statement says Hopkins was shot and killed instantly after arriving at the property.

It says the suspect fled and was wounded in a shootout with another officer.

The statement says Breiner was taken into custody later.


1 a.m.

A deputy responding to a disturbance in Northern California has been shot to death " the state's fourth law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty in just two weeks.

Sheriff's deputies were dealing with the report on County Road 115, in a rural area near the Oregon border, when deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was fatally shot. A suspect was detained shortly after, the sheriff's office said.

Hopkins joined the force last year, the office said.

A video posted late Wednesday to the Modoc County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page showed about two dozen patrol cars with their emergency lights on riding down a town's street. The video was titled "Deputy Jack Hopkins Procession."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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