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….
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….
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…
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.