Police: Gun used to shoot at Roseville officers found in backyard

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Roseville police say they found the gun used in Tuesday’s shooting.

A drone was flown over a home and the gun was spotted in a backyard, according to police.

The California Highway Patrol has taken over the shooting investigation, according to Roseville police spokesman Rob Baquera.


Original story below:

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — A man is in custody after shooting at officers Tuesday morning, the Roseville Police Department said.

Just before 2 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a red truck near Harding and Douglas boulevards. 

Officials say the truck looked out of place, and when they searched the license plate in their system, information came up that warranted pulling the driver over.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver took off and got on Interstate 80.

As police chased the truck, the person fired multiple shots at an officer, police said. He got off the freeway at Riverside Avenue and almost immediately plowed through a center divider, crashing into a wall.

The man left the area on foot and disappeared into a nearby neighborhood. 

Roseville police coordinated with the California Highway Patrol and Placer County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter and search both from the air and the ground.

Authorities had two drones up at one point during the search.

The man was eventually arrested about half a mile away from where he crashed the truck.

Roseville police told FOX40 they are still searching for the man’s weapon.

“We are still searching for the firearm that was involved in this incident. For residents in this area, officers are going to be on scene for the next several hours searching,” Rob Baquera said. “If you by chance find that firearm, we’re asking everyone to please just call the police. Don’t touch it and let us come investigate.” 

Those same residents were asked to shelter in place while the man was still on the loose, but officials say the neighborhood is now safe.

Riverside Avenue was closed from Cirby Way to the freeway entrance near Orlando Avenue until 9 a.m.

Westbound I-80 was also closed during the early morning hours at Douglas Boulevard while police collected evidence from the shooting scene. The freeway has since reopened.

Police said no one was injured during the incident.

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