2 dead in shooting in Clearlake Oaks, CHP officer injured

Two people are dead and 3 others, including a CHP officer, were injured in a shooting in Clearlake Oaks Monday morning. 

Lake County Sheriff's Office arrested Alan Ashmore, 61, for two counts of homicide as well as multiple other counts of assault with a firearm.

According to the Lake County Sherrif's Office, Ashmore shot into several residences in the 13000 block of Anchor Village in Clearlake Oaks. The two homicide victims were located at different location in the same block. Ashmore shot a female resident on the same street. Ashmore left the residence and went to a local gas station where he shot at a civilian who happened to be a licensed firearms holder. This person returned fire, striking Ashmore's vehicle.

Ashmore then went to another gas station where he shot at other people, but the Sheriff's Department doesn't believe anyone was injured in that incident.

Witnesses provided a description of the vehicle Ashmore was driving, as well as a direction of travel on High Valley Road. A report of a fire that had just started on High Valley Road came in to LCSO Dispatch. The fire is being investigated as Arson. According to LCSO, the investigation will focus on determining whether or not Ashmore started that fire.

As deputies were searching for Ashmore, a local winery reported that Ashmore had shot at employees there. Responding deputies were able to locate Ashmore's vehicle, and pursued him for several miles. Other responding deputies and officers from Lakeport Police Department and CHP set up a road block. When Ashmore encountered the roadblock, he surrendered without incident. Several firearms were recovered from his vehicle and the LCSO believes they are the weapons used in the murders. 

Ashmore is expected to be booked into the Lake County Jail on multiple charges.

Police say the CHP officer injured in the incident was was struck in his body armor by gunfire and is expected to recover.

The Lake County Sheriff's Department lifted a shelter-in-place order around the Clearlake Oaks post office Monday afternoon.

 

 

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