At 10:30 pm Monday night details are still sketchy, but Sierra Wave has heard from numerous sources that a large police response took place on Monday afternoon of an officer involved incident near Pearsonville, in which, purportedly, a man with a rifle pointed a rifle towards officers.
Over a dozen Inyo County Sheriff Deputies reportedly responded to the call, as did the officers with the California Highway Patrol, and even some Kern County Sheriff Officers, Mono County Sheriff’s Officers, and Olancha VFD. There was a report of a SWAT team on scene as well.
The CHP helicopter was sent to the area to assist with a search, which would make it appear that somehow the suspect was able to avoid law enforcement.
The man, again, reportedly appears to have been identified by the Sheriff’s Office and is known to law enforcement although his identify was not confirmed last night.
At this time there is no indication on whether the suspect has been found. A report this afternoon confirmed that he had not been found by 3pm today.
More details later as they become known.