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Placerville man shot during botched drug deal, cops say

By November 30, 2010

A drug deal gone awry led to the shooting of a 21-year-old Placerville man Friday night, according to officials with the Folsom Police Department.

The Placerville resident, whose name was not immediately available, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was treated at an area hospital.

Folsom Police Department officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle at the intersection of Serpa Way and Fetter Court in Folsom shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. An officer reportedly found the vehicle stopped in the roadway, engine running, with blood on the trunk.

The officer reportedly was also able to smell marijuana from the vehicle’s interior.

An investigation then led officers to a nearby hospital, according to Folsom police Sgt. Jason Browning.

The vehicle’s registered owner was there, being treated for a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, Browning said.┬áThe Placerville man told officers he had been shot while trying to sell marijuana to a “Tony” from Elk Grove.

“Tony” was described as being a 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pound Hispanic male last seen wearing a red-and-black checkered jacket. He is believed to have used a revolver during the reported shooting.

It is not yet known whether the Placerville resident will face charges.

Folsom police are investigating the incident as an attempted murder and robbery. Those with information regarding the shooting are asked to call (916) 585-4110 or submit an anonymous lead at wetip.com.

jratajczak@mtdemocrat.net

Jim Ratajczak

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