SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a story Sept. 2 about the death of a man suspected of killing one law enforcement officer and wounding two others, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the suspect had died of his own gunshot wounds. Autopsy results on Thomas Daniel Littlecloud have not been released but Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said Littlecloud was shot by officers and did not die of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Suspect in killing of California deputy dies of wounds

Northern California authorities say a man suspected of killing one law officer and wounding two others has died after the shootout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Northern California authorities say a man suspected of killing one law officer and wounding two others has died.

The Sacramento County coroner’s office said Saturday that 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Littlecloud had died. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says Littlecloud was shot by law enforcement officers three days earlier.

Authorities say Littlecloud shot through the door of a Sacramento hotel room, wounding two California Highway Patrol officers who were there as part of an investigation into stolen cars. The two officers have survived with gunshot wounds.

Authorities say the man then escaped over a hotel-room balcony and fatally shot Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French. Authorities say they detained the man after a car chase and another exchange of gunfire.

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