(KTXL) — Drivers were once again allowed on Winding Way in Carmichael after the road was blocked off and filled with police vehicles.
“It was a really bad situation,” said resident Don.
Don says the incident happened right outside his home.
“I was in the living room watching a football game and all of the sudden around 8:15 I heard (claps hands) something like that,” Don told FOX40.
Don didn’t think it was a shooting, so he left his apartment to investigate.
“I thought it was a road rage. Even my other neighbor said it sounded like a someone pounding on the roof of somebody’s car. That sound was the officer unloading his gun,” Don said.
That’s when a long line of police cars rolled in and soon people living nearby were told to leave.
“Police didn’t want us to go back into our apartment because of flying bullets,” Don said.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office says members of their gang suppression unit were conducting a follow-up investigation regarding a possible gang-related shooting.
Evidence led them to Rampart Drive and Ranger Way where they found the car they were looking for as part of their investigation.
According to the sheriff’s office, there were two people inside that vehicle.
“Sometime during that contact, multiple shots were fired striking our detective as well as the suspect,” said Sgt. Kionna Rowe.
The 47-year-old detective that was injured is expected to survive but was seriously injured.
One of the suspects died at the scene after being shot, and the other was later arrested.
Law enforcement had kept searching for more suspects after the shooting but later decided that wasn’t the case.
“We don’t have any outstanding subjects that the community should on a high alert about,” Rowe said.
While the chaos ensued, Rowe says the other officers took the injured detective, who is a 15-year veteran, to the hospital.
It’s a decision Rowe told FOX40 probably saved his life.
“Every second counts. Obviously, that was a decision that those officers on scene made to try to get him treatment as quickly as possible,” Rowe said.
Neighborhood witnesses say they didn’t expect an incident like that to take place.
“This is a good neighborhood, but lately I think it’s going downhill,” Don said.