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Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Intruders

Jerry Rasmussen was arrested for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm


A homeowner who shot two people who allegedly broke into his home is now under arrest.

Wednesday morning, 60-year-old Jerry Rasmussen shot at two people after finding them inside his Fair Oaks home.

One of the intruders died, the other was able to get to a hospital. Sacramento County Sheriff deputies caught up with the second suspect there, and arrested him.

Deputies are investigating the incident further, and arrested Rasmussen because they learned he is an ex-felon and he used a gun in this incident.

He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail at this time just for the charge of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.


A man sprung into action when burglars broke into his Fair Oaks home early Wednesday morning, killing one of them.

The shooting happened on Laurel Oak Way near the Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive intersection.

The man in his 60’s first shot one suspect, who made his way to a hospital and was later arrested.

The man also shot a second suspect in his 30’s, who he found in the doorway of a bedroom. That person died in the home.

The homeowner was not injured and ran out of his home after shooting the burglars to find help.

Investigators have not decided whether the homeowner will face charges in this incident.