A California deputy sheriff killed and another injured in an hour-long standoff with a gunman inside the building het

A California sheriff’s deputy is shot dead and two others injured during an hour-long confrontation with a gunman who had barricaded himself inside the building

  • Two Kern County Sheriff’s deputies have been shot and a third killed in an ongoing stalemate in Wasco, near Bakersfield
  • Father of two Kern County Deputy Phillip Campas was shot and killed in the op
  • Officers responded to a ‘shots fired’ call Sunday night and discovered a shooting occurred at a nearby house nearby.
  • Officials say people are inside, but it’s unclear how many how
  • The SWAT team was on the scene for at least four hours as the situation unfolded
  • Outside Kern Medical, a guard of honor could be seen as fellow officers stood and paid tribute to their fallen comrade

A California sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed, while two others have been injured in a shooting at a home in Wasco, California.

Kern County Deputy Phillip Campas was killed on Sunday during an hours-long standoff.

Campas was a father of two young girls and served Kern County on Patrol, SWAT and Honor Guard.

He had been a soldier in the United States Marine Corps prior to his law enforcement career.

His life came to an end when officers were called to a Kern County home around 1:00 p.m.

“While officers were en route, there were additional calls with subjects shooting in the background and possibly subjects in the residence,” Lieutenant Joel Swanson of Kern County Sheriff’s Office explained to reporters.

Kern County Deputy Phillip Campas lost his life on Sunday in an hour-long standoff

Campas was a father of two young girls and served Kern County on Patrol, SWAT and Honor Guard

Campas was a father of two young girls and served Kern County on Patrol, SWAT and Honor Guard

Campas was a soldier in the United States Marine Corps prior to his law enforcement career

Campas was a soldier in the United States Marine Corps prior to his law enforcement career

Two Kern County sheriff's deputies have been shot and a third killed in an ongoing standoff in Wasco, near Bakersfield, California

Two Kern County sheriff’s deputies have been shot and a third killed in an ongoing standoff in Wasco, near Bakersfield, California

Officers responded to a 'shots fired' call Sunday night and discovered a shooting occurred at a nearby house nearby.

Officers responded to a ‘shots fired’ call Sunday night and discovered a shooting occurred at a nearby house nearby.

Officials say people are inside, but it's unclear how many - possibly two

Officials say people are inside, but it’s unclear how many – possibly two

When officers arrived on the scene, a suspect began firing at officers who were forced to take cover and seal off the entire neighborhood.

A SWAT team was then called in along with crisis negotiators to respond to what eventually became a standoff that lasted several hours.

Nearly two hours after the standoff at 2:50 p.m., the SWAT team was fired upon by the suspect as officers attempted to enter his home.

Two deputies were beaten, including Campas. Both were taken to a local hospital with ‘moderate’ and ‘serious’ injuries. Campas did not survive.

Paramedics were quickly on the scene to help with the situation, including injured officers

Paramedics were quickly on the scene to help with the situation, including injured officers

The SWAT team was on the scene for at least four hours as the situation unfolded

The SWAT team was on the scene for at least four hours as the situation unfolded

Law enforcement officers were later seen gathering outside Kern Medical after a standoff in Wasco

Law enforcement officers were later seen gathering outside Kern Medical after a standoff in Wasco

Outside Kern Medical, a guard of honor could be seen as fellow officers stood and paid tribute to their fallen comrade, with many clearly upset

Outside Kern Medical, a guard of honor could be seen as fellow officers stood and paid tribute to their fallen comrade, with many clearly upset

Members of the emergency services stood at attention and saluted their fallen comrade

Members of the emergency services stood at attention and saluted their fallen comrade

Hours later at about 6:28 p.m., officers had a clear shot of the suspect being shot, but a third officer was also shot and injured in the operation.

The suspect was then transported to a local hospital while a guard of honor was seen outside Kern Medical while fellow officers stood and paid tribute to their fallen comrade.

Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia released a statement calling the incident a tragedy

Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia released a statement calling the incident a tragedy

The mayor also tweeted about the fallen sheriff's deputy

The mayor also tweeted about the fallen sheriff’s deputy

A flag-draped body was placed in a hearse.

Wasco mayor Alex Garcia called the incident a tragedy in a statement.

“While reporting on a standoff here in Wasco, one of our brave Kern County sheriff’s deputies was killed in action and another was shot and wounded. While this remains an ongoing situation, I would like to share at this time that my heart goes out to the families of both delegates,” he wrote in a statement.

Investigators are actively trying to clear the house and confirm the status of the victims involved.

Two other people are believed to have been shot in the residence apart from the suspect who has since been removed.

A guard of honor was seen leading a procession away from the hospital where the fallen officer died

A guard of honor was seen leading a procession away from the hospital where the fallen officer died

Members of all emergency services departments were on hand to watch and pay respect

Members of all emergency services departments were on hand to watch and pay respect

Members of the fallen officers' family could be seen walking away from the hospital

Members of the fallen officers’ family could be seen walking away from the hospital

Relatives of the fallen officer could be seen as chaperones by members of the emergency services, including the Kern County Sheriff's Department

Relatives of the fallen officer could be seen as chaperones by members of the emergency services, including the Kern County Sheriff’s Department

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