Suspect Wanted for Burglary, Grand Theft Shot by Deputy in Rancho Cordova

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RANCHO CORDOVA — A wanted man was shot by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Friday afternoon in Rancho Cordova.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at Sunrise and Folsom Boulevard, according to Sheriff’s Sergeant Tony Turnbull, when the department tried to pick up the 29-year-old with two felony warrants out for his arrest.

The suspect had been hiding out for multiple days in a storage unit on Sunrise Boulevard near Folsom Boulevard. He was being sought by police on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a felon. Additionally, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest following a suspected violation of his Post Release Community Supervision.

When detectives arrived at the storage facility they found the suspect sitting in a car. As he left the vehicle armed with a handgun authorities approached him.

The suspect then raised his gun and a detective shot him in response. Injured, he fled from authorities into the storage facility but was pursued and caught.

He was taken by Sacramento Metro Fire Department crews to a local hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition. Turnbull says no officers were hurt during the incident.

The detective who shot the suspect, a 14 year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division investigates the shooting.

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