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The Latest: Man shot after alleged LSD-fueled rampage

July 6, 2019

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting by Northern California sheriff’s deputies (all times local):

6 p.m.

A San Francisco man who allegedly injured eight people in a violent LSD-fueled rampage has been shot and critically wounded by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies.

Betai Koffi was hospitalized after the Independence Day confrontation.

KPIX-TV says Koffi and some friends had rented a Bodega Bay home for the holiday.

Authorities say Koffi took four LSD doses that afternoon, then punched, choked and stabbed four friends, smashed his rental car into the home, ran down the street, stabbed a security guard with the metal stake of a landscape light and stole the guard’s running pickup.

Investigators say Koffi hit a couple walking on a road, struck another woman and was shot after driving at deputies and hitting a California Highway Patrol car.

The victims are expected to survive.

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7:56 a.m.

Authorities in Northern California say a deputy shot a man who is suspected of assaulting peace officers and several people in Bodega Bay.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched Thursday evening to the Bodega Harbor subdivision after receiving multiple reports of a man assaulting people.

It says officers found multiple victims in need of urgent medical attention and witnesses who said the man had stolen a vehicle and left the area.

The office says deputies found the man at a different address and that’s where he allegedly assaulted the peace officers before a deputy shot him.

The suspect and victims were taken to hospitals. Sheriff’s officials did not immediately release their conditions.