Man Shoots Himself after Wounding Woman in Loomis Home

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LOOMIS -- A shooting was investigated Tuesday night in a Loomis neighborhood after a dispatcher heard a woman screaming during a 911 call.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office reports one of their dispatchers answered a 911 call around 5 p.m. While no one was responding to the dispatcher, a woman could be heard in the background telling someone to "put the gun down." In response, a man said, "It's over."

Deputies went to Thornwood Drive, where the sheriff's office says they found a wounded woman outside of a home who had been shot in the arm. She had escaped the house through the garage door and had one of her children with her.

A second child soon ran out of the garage door, according to the sheriff's office. Both children were unharmed.

While they were setting up a perimeter, deputies heard a gunshot from inside the Thornwood Drive home.

John Elmer eventually walked outside after he appeared to have shot himself in the stomach.

By 6 p.m., the sheriff's office reported the scene had been "stabilized."

Elmer now faces attempted, premeditated murder and attempted murder, as well as felony child endangerment. The sheriff's office says he is not eligible for bail.

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