A Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deputy shot a man early Sunday morning after responding to a report of domestic violence in south Modesto, authorities said.
The sheriff's department, in a news release posted at 5:16 a.m. Sunday, stated it did not know the condition of the man shot.
Deputies received a 911 call at 1:13 a.m. to a home in the 1700 block of Vivian Road.
When two deputies arrived eight minutes later, they reported that one of them had opened fire and a man was struck. The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The deputies were not injured, according to the release.
The sheriff's department did not release any further information regarding the incident to the public – whether the man who was shot was armed, what type of threat he posed to the deputy to touch off the shooting, where exactly on the property the shooting took place or why the deputy opened fire.
A text message earlier Sunday to the department's public information officer went unanswered.
The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is protocol in incidents like these.
There are three separate investigations taking place – the sheriff's department is handing the criminal and administrative investigation and the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office is conducting a review of the incident.
We'll have more on this breaking story as information becomes available.