Sacto 9-1-1
September 24, 2012
Colfax man to face charges after being stopped by deputy's bullet

A Colfax man shot by a Placer County deputy over the weekend faces charges after he is released from the hospital.

Shaun Rainsbarges, 40, was shot once in the torso by a deputy about 7:30 p.m. Sunday after he refused deputies' demands that he drop a knife, according to a press release from the sheriff's department.

Deputies were called to his home in the 24000 block of Tokayana Way for a report of domestic violence Sunday night. When deputies arrived, Rainsbarges was in front of the house with a knife.

He refused their demands to put down the weapon so a deputy deployed a Taser on Rainsbarges. Unfazed, Rainsbarges, still holding the knife, charged at the deputy, according to the department.

Another deputy hit Rainsbarges with one gunshot. Rainsbarges was airlifted to a Roseville hospital where he underwent surgery.

He is expected to survive. Rainsbarges will be arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and child abuse.

The child abuse charge stems from the initial call to the home. Both deputies involved in the call were placed on paid administrative leave.

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