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Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputy Shot in Face.

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was shot in the face and torso during a traffic stop along Highway 49 south of Mariposa. The suspect was also shot in the incident.

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was shot in the face and torso during an attempted traffic stop along Highway 49 south of Mariposa. The suspect was also shot in the incident.

The Sheriff's office said deputies began to pursue the suspect, Brian Ballasch from the Merced area, because he was driving erratically. During the pursuit, the suspect drove his car into assisting sheriff's vehicles, then got out of his vehicle, and after a short verbal exchange started shooting at deputies. One of the deputies was hit in the face and the torso before the suspect was shot.

The deputy who was injured was flown to a North Valley hospital in critical condition.

The suspect is in custody for attempted murder of a peace officer and is being treated for his injuries.

Highway 49 between Silva Road and Ben Hur Road is closed.

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