The deputies shot in self defense, Lopey said, and the man was injured by gunfire. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and is being treated for injuries, which are thought to be non life-threatening, Lopey said.

A Mount Shasta man who was armed with “several large knives” is being treated for gunshot wounds after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Douglas Lane in Mount Shasta just before 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, said Sheriff Jon Lopey, after a man called 911 to report that his adult son was acting strangely.

“It was a family issue, and the father reported that his son was acting abnormally and may have been experiencing a mental health episode,” said Lopey.

Deputies noted the man was armed with several large knives, Lopey said, and made an effort “to deescalate and peacefully mitigate the situation” when the man assaulted “one or more deputies.”

The deputies shot in self defense, Lopey said, and the man was injured by gunfire. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and is being treated for injuries, which are thought to be non life-threatening, Lopey said.

The deputies were not injured, Lopey added, nor were Mount Shasta Police Department officers who also responded to the incident.

Any time there is an officer-involved shooting, the county’s Interagency Critical Incident Investigation Team is invoked, Lopey explained. In this case, the Yreka Police Department will head up the criminal investigation with the help of the Siskiyou County District Attorney’s investigative unit. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct a separate administrative investigation to discover whether the use of force followed department protocols.

The two deputies involved are off on paid administrative leave which is normal protocol for an officer involved shooting, the YPD said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office also requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol Northern Division’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team, which is helping to “record the crime scene” on Douglas Lane, which encompasses about half a block, Lopey said.