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Alleged Gunman in Deadly Officer Shooting Identified

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Humphrey Gascon (Department of Motor Vehicles)

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The man investigators believe shot and killed and Galt Police officer Tuesday has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Deputies say 30-year-old Humphrey Gascon got into a fight with and shot Galt Police Officer Kevin Tonn. Investigators believe Gascon then turned the gun on himself.

Tonn died in the hospital later that day.

Tonn was originally investigating a report of a burglary near F and 2nd Streets. Sheriff’s detectives say Gascon had nothing to do with the reported burglary.

“[T]his guy just happened to be a bad guy with a gun who was in the area, and his path crossed with that of Officer Tonn during the course of Galt PD’s investigation,” Sergeant Jason Ramos wrote in a statement.