The suspect in a hotel shootout that killed a California sheriff’s deputy and wounded two CHP officers was wanted by federal authorities and has a long and violent criminal history, according to court records.
Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, 32, was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital with life-threatening injuries after the shootout a day before, Sacramento County sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Turnbull said.
Littlecloud had been sentenced to California prisons on four separate occasions since 2004 for assault with a semi-automatic weapon, grand theft and evading a police officer.
Federal court records also show a judge ordered his arrest for twice failing to show up in court in July after agreeing to a plea deal to resolve a drug, gun and identity theft case.