Just before 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, a WPD officer responded to a call of a suicidal man at a residence on Weed’s Main Street, WPD Sergeant Justin Mayberry said.

A Saturday afternoon incident that left a suicidal man and a Weed Police Department officer with burn injuries is being reviewed both departmentally and in a separate investigation led by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office; dual investigations are standard procedure when an officer-involved incident leads to serious injury, said Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey.

Just before 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, a WPD officer responded to a call of a suicidal man at a residence on Weed’s Main Street, WPD Sergeant Justin Mayberry said.

After the encounter, both the subject and the officer were transported to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta for treatment, Mayberry said. Further information about the incident is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigations.

Mayberry said the WPD is still investigating what happened as it relates to their internal policies and procedures. The officer was wearing a bodycam and that footage will be reviewed as part of both processes.

Lopey said dual investigative reviews are standard procedure. While the WPD looks at its own policies and procedures, and whether they were followed, the Sheriff’s independent investigation will look at use of force and whether it was justifiable.

“We are not implying that the officer did anything wrong ... it’s just standard procedure in incidents like this,” Lopey said.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Siskiyou County District Attorney so he can determine if the use of force was justifiable, and after that, more information can be released regarding the incident, Lopey said.