Sheriff's Department Accepting Cards, Donations for Injured Deputies

Two sheriff's deputies were injured in a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Encinitas.

The public can support the two deputies who were injured in an Encinitas shooting Wednesday by sending cards and letters or by donating to a relief account, officials announced.

Deputies Colin Snodgrass and James Steinmeyer were injured when they responded to an emergency call on Del Rio Avenue. Evan Kim Tian Kwik, who died after a 10-hour standoff from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, is suspected of shooting both deputies.

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Snodgrass, 27, suffered a leg wound and is being treated at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Snodgrass, a deputy of almost four years, is scheduled to be married next month, according to an online wedding registry. Deputy James Steinmeyer, 31, suffered a minor wound to the face and was released that same day. He joined the department in 2010.

Officials said cards, letters and items of well wishes for the injured deputies can be sent to the Encinitas Sheriff's Station at 175 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA, 92024.

The Deputy Sheriff's Association also is establishing a relief account and donations can be sent to 13881 Danielson St., Poway, CA, 92064.

—City News Service contributed to this report


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