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Merced Sheriff's deputies shoot suspect at marijuana site

10:20 a.m.: The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reporting an officer-involved shooting at a marijuana growing operation in North Merced County.

The shooting occurred early Friday morning, according to a sheriff's department press release. Few details are being released prior to a press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

The sheriff's department investigated the marijuana site Thursday afternoon. Overnight, while the area was being watched by deputies, a suspect approached the site and was subsequently shot, the press release said. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The department is still investigating the shooting and processing the marijuana operation.

Check Mercedsunstar.com for additional details after the 4 p.m. press conference.

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