This morning at approximately 10:12 A.M., Trinity Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Hwy 36 near Mad River. (Photo of the property in question shown below.)

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the site along with “allied agencies” and were “confronted by an armed individual and the subject was subsequently shot by officers.”

A reader, who provided the photographs, said that roughly about 1:45 P.M. a helicopter circled the property around the immediate area, landed, and then after a short time took off.  

The reader said that the phones in the area quit working right around the time of the incident and didn’t get restored until just after the helicopter was seen so he was unable to get information out earlier.

The house shown behind the trees is the property where the armed individual was shot.