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Placer deputy shoots Colfax man who allegedly charged with knife

Call was domestic violence complaint
By: Gold Country News Service
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A 40-year-old man was 'tasered' then shot Sunday outside a Colfax-area house when he allegedly charged at a deputy with a knife, a Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Monday. The officer-involved shooting is reported to have taken place at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 24000-block of Tokayana Way. Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Reed said that two officers responding to a domestic violence call were met in front of the house by Shaun Rainsbarges. “He had a knife in his hand and they ordered him to drop the knife,” Reed said. “The refused and he continued to come toward the officers.” One officer deployed a Taser but Rainsbarges was unfazed, he said. “The less lethal device was not successful,” Reed said. “He guy continued to charge at the officer, at which time the officer shot him one time.” The wounded attacker was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Reed said. He was shot in the torso, he said. Rainsbarges underwent surgery at the hospital and is expected to live, Reed said. Once discharged from hospital, he will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and child abuse, Reed said. The child abuse charge would stem from the initial call to the house, he said. Family of Rainsbarges were at the home when the incident took place, including young children, Reed said. The property the incident took place at is about a quarter mile from the intersection of Rising Sun and Ben Taylor roads. The two deputies were not identified but Reed said both are veterans of the Sheriff’s Office. They were placed on paid administrative leave, which is department policy in officer-involved shootings. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office and sheriff’s detectives were continuing the investigation, with access to the Tokayana Way property blocked off Monday morning. – Colfax Record Editory Martha Garcia and Gold Country News Service’s Gus Thomson