The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies involved in two separate shoot outs with Elliot Rodger on May 23 have all been released to full duty, the Sheriff's Department announced Monday.
The four deputies had been placed on administrative leave, which is procedure for any officer-involved shooting.
Deputies believe they struck Rodger in the hip during the gun fight.
"The injury likely distracted him from his killing spree and put him to flight, causing him to crash his BMW and ultimately to take his own life," according to a news release issued Monday by the department.
Six University of California, Santa Barbara students were killed in the rampage.
Thirteen people were also injured — eight from gunshot wounds, four from being struck by Rodger’s car and one who suffered a minor injury.
Three handguns and more than 400 rounds of ammunition loaded into 41 magazines were found in Rodger's possession.
Last week, the Sheriff's Department released new details regarding an April 30 visit with Rodger, in which responding law enforcement officials described him as "shy, timid and polite."