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Bodies Of Lobbyist Kathryn Lynch, Her Boyfriend Found In Loomis Home After Armed Suspect Shot By Deputies

LOOMIS (CBS13) - Authorities say two bodies have been found inside a Loomis home where deputies also shot an armed suspect on Monday.

The incident started around 10 a.m. Monday. The Placer County Sheriff's Department received reports of "suspicious circumstances" at a residence in the area of Lake Forest Drive in Loomis.

Deputies, including armored law enforcement vehicles, arrived at the three-story home. Around 3 p.m., nearby residents were told to shelter in place. Hours later, at 7 p.m., deputies say they saw a man running from the home with a handgun, according to a sheriff's department statement.

Deputies caught up to the man and shot him. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. It's unknown exactly what led up to the shooting.

The victims found dead inside the home were lobbyist Kathryn Lynch and her boyfriend Jerry Upholt, according to the Golden State Bail Agents Association.

"On behalf of GSBAA, I wish to express our sorrow and sympathy over the tragic murder of our lobbyist Kathryn Lynch and her boyfriend Jerry Upholt. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to their family and friends. Kathy was a brilliant lobbyist and her devotion to her profession and the institution of government was second to none. We are greatly honored to have worked with her and have her as part of our family," said Albert Ramirez, the association's president, in a statement on Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Dennis Lynch, Kathryn Lynch's son.

No deputies were injured in the incident

Sheriff's department investigators were at the home through the night, processing the scene.

COMING UP: We're celebrating strong women in our community. Don't miss a special presentation of "Women's History Month: History, Hurdles, and Hope" Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on CBS13.

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