Police Arrest Armed Suspect Who was Barricaded in South Sacramento Motel for Nearly 10 Hours

SOUTH SACRAMENTO -- Customers at a South Sacramento motel were evacuated from their rooms after a man barricaded himself inside his motel room.

After nearly ten hours of negotiating, police were able to successfully get a man out of a room at America's Best Value Inn after they say he barricaded himself, firing shots erratically and even firing rounds at police.

After hours of negotiations he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car.

"Crisis investigators, they were able to talk him out and he came out and he was cooperative and we took him into custody without incident and nobody was harmed," Sgt. Vance Chandler said.

One woman told FOX40 about the moments when she left her room -- which was just feet away from the gunman.

"The room he is at you can see the bullet holes on the window the door and then I'm still walking down, he's looking at me I'm looking at him," she said.

Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, police got the call about gunshots coming from a room at the motel which happens to be adjacent to CHP South Sacramento.

When officers arrived, they found the man did not want to come out of his room and instead things turned violent.

As law enforcement officers began setting up a perimeter, the man began shooting towards police. Sgt Chandler said they recovered one gun from the room.

"When you have an incident of that magnitude and it ends without anybody getting harmed we feel that we are happy with this outcome," Sgt. Chandler said.


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