Northern California deputies kill 2 in separate shootings

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Northern California have shot and killed two men in separate incidents.

Tehama County authorities say a woman called 911 Monday to report her husband had tried to kill them both by driving their car into a fence. The woman fled from the crash. Deputies later found 45-year-old Carl Thayer armed with a knife.

Authorities say they tried to stun-gun him but Thayer used his jacket as a shield and was shot when he charged a deputy.

Authorities later killed 52-year-old Richard Moulton of Red Bluff.

Authorities say Moulton shot at his estranged wife at her Red Bluff home before fleeing. Butte County deputies spotted his car and stopped it in Chico. Deputies say Moulton was shot when he got out and raised a gun in their direction.

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