12:00 pm TUESDAY JANUARY 7 UPDATE
10:30am: UPDATE 1/7/2020
SHOOTING UPDATE :Sierra Wave Media News staff will continue to search for VALIDATED facts about this incident.
Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell’s report at today’s Board of Supervisors included additional
information on Monday evening’s incident at the Wye Shell Station.
The incident was an attempted car-jacking and there is no verified description of the male still at
The victim, who shot one of the assailants, was in surgery this morning. According to Hollowell,
this victim got into his car following the shooting and backed away from the assailants. He added that
until the video is available, there is confusion as to who was the shooter and the number of people
The Sheriff’s department SWAT unit was called in as were units from Mammoth, Ridgecrest and
Mono County. The primary agency at the incident was Bishop Police Department.
*******UPDATE TUESDAY 1/7/2020 7am
Sierra Wave Media News staff has been and will continue to search for VALIDATED facts about this incident.
Two people were shot, one fatally Monday early evening at the Shell Y Mart north of
Bishop. No officers were injured.
Little details are available, but here’s what we’ve learned. Again, no official statement
has been released. One of the injured alleged robbers turned herself in but a male was still at
large as of late last night.
The incident started with an attempted robbery. An armed employee shot and killed
one of the robbers. The employee was shot and transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.
All communication was shut down and the communities of Laws and Rudolph Road
area, off Hwy. 6, south of Chalfant, were put on Code Red lock down.
A be-on-the-lookout was issued for a white Ford Escape with a female driver wearing a
beanie. The female called 911 from Jean Blanc Road near the canal and turned herself in.
Update: 8:30pm 1/6/20
This in from Inyo County Sheriff’s office: Code red issued in the Laws and Rudolph area. Possible Armed suspect- residents in this area advised to lock down and shelter in place.
Update: 8pm 1/6/20
Bishop Police confirm two shot, one deceased. Scene locked down. Law enforcement looking for armed suspects near Jean Blanc Road.
This posted at 6:50pm 1/6/20 :Sierra Wave Media is investigating this story and will publish facts once verified.
For the safety of Peace Officers all Scanner information is suspended. Current information indicates two people shot and transported to Northern Inyo Hospital. BOLO issued for white Ford Escape wagon.
As validated information becomes available and is safe to post, we will update this story.