UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the sergeant and deputy involved in the shooting last Friday near Kingsbury Grade.

They said Sergeant Ron Miller and Deputy Tyree Holdridge were the initial officers on scene involved in the shooting.

This is a developing story.


UPDATE:   A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after being shot in the hand, and local residents are breathing a sigh of relief as the man accused of the shooting is behind bars. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the man who is a suspect in shootings in San Francisco and Oakland is behind bars in the county jail.  CBS affiliate KPIX in San Francisco is also reporting that he may also be a suspect in a shooting in Berkeley as well.

“I couldn't even make out what it was. It went by so fast. Seem like a half dozen law enforcement following behind it,” said Kingsbury Grade resident Clinton Schue. He was surprised to see a collection of police lights from his home on Kingsbury Grade on Friday night. “We were just hoping there wasn't anyone trying to come through here breaking through our property,” said Schue.

What he was seeing was the end of a chase that started in South Lake Tahoe. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the officers were chasing 43-year-old Stefon Jefferson.  “What we do know is that he killed several people in the Bay area. For whatever reason was headed to Lake Tahoe. What he planned to do we can only speculate,” said Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverly.

Oakland Police put out an all-points bulletin on Stefon Jefferson’s car, a black Toyota Corolla. South Lake Tahoe Police spotted the car on Friday at around 10 pm. “They attempted to stop the vehicle and that’s when the pursuit started,” said Sheriff Coverly. Law enforcement followed the Corolla at speeds topping 70 miles an hour. The chase continued along Highway 50 onto the long windy mountain highway 207, which is known as Kingsbury Grade.  “The speed limit is 45 mph. 35 mph in some spots.  He was driving recklessly,” said Sheriff Coverly.

A deputy’s car hit the back of the Corolla, causing it to spin out.  “The vehicle immediately stopped and the suspect fired a handgun striking one deputy in the hand.  Two deputies returned fire at the suspect. The Corolla then continued down Kingsbury Grade.,” said Coverly.

The deputy suffered minor injuries to the hand. The Corolla's time however, ran out. The driver missed a turn, and hit a tree. Stefon Jefferson was treated for minor gunshot wounds and arrested. “We are confident that we have the only person involved in this incident. And there is no other threat or risk,” said Sheriff Coverly.

In Douglas County, Stefon Jefferson is now facing charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony eluding, battery of an officer, and being an ex-felon with a firearm.


UPDATE: Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) says a wanted homicide suspect out of the Bay Area was arrested after an officer involved shooting. 

DCSO says a sergeant was shot in his left hand after a standoff with 43-year-old Oakland resident, Stefon Demar Jefferson.

DCSO says Jefferson is now being charged with attempted murder of a police officer in addition to multiple felonies related to the investigation.

The identity of the police officer is being withheld until the officer returns home safe to his family.

Per DCSO the sergeant underwent surgery for the gunshot wound to his left hand and is set to be released in the afternoon, but that he will have to have additional surgeries in the coming week. 

DCSO says there was a pursuit starting on the California side of South Lake Tahoe. 

It is told the pursuit then crossed over into Douglas County when the driver being chased went over Kingsbury Grade.

At the bottom of the grade Douglas County Deputies performed a police intervention technique which allowed the the vehicle being sought to come to a crashing hault. 

DCSO says the shooting occurred a small time after the pursuit ended, and this is where the shots fired was exchanged between police and the suspect. 

There is a press conference being held today surrounding the investigation. We will update you then if new information is available.


The San Francisco Police Department confirmed that a wanted homicide suspect out of the Bay Area was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies on Friday night.

They said 43-year-old Stefon Jefferson was arrested in connection with a Bayview District homicide from the 2600 block of Arelious Walker Drive.

The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) says Kingsbury Grade is closed from Tramway Drive to Foothill Road until further notice.

This is a developing story.