GERBER, Calif. (AP) - The autopsy of a 60-year-old man who shot a California Highway Patrol officer this week suggests he was killed by officers who returned fire during a gunfight.
Tehama County Sheriff's officials say autopsy results indicate that James Long's wounds were not self-inflicted.
The gunfight took place Tuesday after authorities responded to a domestic dispute at Long's home in Gerber, about 125 miles north of
Sheriff Clay Parker says Long became violent after his girlfriend unplugged his Internet access because he was changing the settings on her computer.
Authorities say Long shot officer David Madrigal in the knee when they arrived. That triggered a nearly nine-hour standoff with law enforcement during which Long set up rifles and shotguns around
Long appears to have died from a gunshot wound to his torso. He was also shot in his arms.
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