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Deputy shoots man in the hand

An El Dorado County sheriff’s deupty shot a man allegedly brandishing a gun on Silva Valley Road Wednesday night.

Joshua Whitecotton, 21, suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. He was set to be booked into the El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon upon release from the hospital.

Just before midnight on July 3, a dispatcher advised the deputy of an incident in El Dorado Hills in which a man reportedly threatened people who had refused to give him a ride from the El Dorado Hills Library on Silva Valley Parkway to Raley’s on Park Drive, a sheriff’s press release states.

Without a means of transportation, Whitecotton began walking down Silva Valley, according to the release, and he reached the area behind El Dorado Hills Town Center when a deputy contacted him. Whitecotton the allegedly brandished the gun and the deputy reacted, firing a single round that struck the suspect’s hand. The deputy was not harmed in the incident.

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  1. So glad the deputy is okay!! Wondering if the man was under the influence of a mind-altering substance (alcohol/drugs), or “not right” upstairs. Could have been the reason he was refused a ride.

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