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Disturbance in Denair leads to officer-involved shooting
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A man who was the subject of 911 calls in Denair was shot by a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy during an altercation, the sheriff's department reported.

Very few details about the incident have been released, including any information about the man, the altercation and his current condition.

The incident began at 5:40 p.m. Sunday when the sheriff's department was dispatched to the 1700 block of N. Gratton Road for reports of a disturbance.

"As our patrol deputies were conducting their preliminary investigation, they encountered a person who was the subject of the initial 911 calls," the sheriff's department said in a news release. "An officer involved shooting ensued shortly thereafter and the man was wounded during the altercation with our personnel. He was promptly transported to a local area hospital for injuries he sustained."

No law enforcement personnel were injured, nor were any other witnesses or other civilian bystanders.

The shooting in being investigated by detectives from the department's Crimes Against Persons Unit, as well as by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Internal Affairs Bureau with the Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff's department said more details will be released as the investigation proceeds.

Detectives believe an independent third party witness, who just happened to be in the immediate area driving by at the time of the officer involved shooting, may have information to share with regards to their observations. The public is encouraged to call Detective K. Sulkowski at 209-525-7032.

Callers can also choose to remain anonymous by submitting their tips to Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Tipsters can also submit tips at or by using the mobile app “P3” which may result in your eligibility for a cash reward.