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Calif. pot farmer shot after firing on deputies

Juan Gutierrez reportedly fled into a grow site and fired at deputies before being shot in the leg by Deputy Jack Storne

By Barbara Arrigoni
Chico Enterprise-Record

BERRY CREEK, Calif. — Authorities are investigating an officer's shooting early Tuesday morning of a man tending an illegal marijuana grow site on Feather Ridge Way in Berry Creek, about 20 miles northeast of Oroville.

At the scene around 7 a.m., sheriff's Lt. Al Smith said a team from the Special Enforcement Unit and Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force agents went to the foothill location to serve a search warrant on an illegal marijuana grow.

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