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Smartsville Man Killed In SWAT Team Confrontation

A Smartsville man who refused to be arrested by a multi-agency SWAT team was shot and killed Monday night. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says their involvement with 30 year old Brandon Barsnick began earlier this month….

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

As the story unfolded the Deputies found that Barsnick had come to the Hidden Valley Road property looking for his wife, pulled into the driveway and was confronted by the resident who lived there and was asked to leave….

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

Sheriff Royal says that activity is what lead Nevada County Sheriff’s to secure a warrant for Barsnick’s residence on Big Oak Valley Road.
Yuba County Undersheriff Jerry Read says the SWAT team had to be brought in to assist in serving the warrant, with Barsnick believed to be armed…

click to listen to Undersheriff Read

After a very brief standoff, Read says Barsnick pointed the assault rifle at the SWAT team, who then opened fire on Barsnick. Read says team members are now on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, which will be done by the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office.


January 17, 2016

karen kuhner

Why did the arrest warrent that was serviced for December 22 thAt means thay were a day early

November 22, 2020

Jarred lavalleur

Im Brendan's younger brother and had more of a ? Then a comment. This ? Is that there was so much damage done from the time incident started to the end and I mean a lot like $250,000 if not more of damage done. This dosn't even include the funeral cost. And all of the guns and items they took and still haven't receveied anything back. Lets not forget about the sorrow and unsettling feeling and heart ache and sorrow and I guess u could say PTSD as well, just for a reason that I feel nervous and scared and more unsettling feelings when confronted by officers of law. But my ? Is y was everything left for the family to fix and not the officers or department responsibility to fix. Y is that our family had to go through the heart ache and the finactial situation of things at that time but the offices if law that were involved didn't have to pay back nothing y is that. Our family is still an emotional wreck and still have a lot of unanswered ?s of things that happened that night. I mean seriously if they shot him with a rubber round he would have stated convulsive muscle spasms and twitching like a seizure like sysmptom. He would have been neutralized and still be alive. Idk all I know is that I loved and still love my brother just that I was raised if I break something I would pay to fix it or I would work it off if I couldn't afford the item that I broke. But the damage that was left behind was just forgotton about and left on my family to fix so I guess I thank everybody involved that night for doing what they did and forgot about the stuff they all broke and took without even saying sorry or putting some hours of worck down or even sending the family some money something we didn't even get a f u from them nothing. Just wanted to say that maybe it might change my family's way if thinking and others that had to go through similar situations. Just so unlawful I think but is what it is love my bro peace

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