After an approximate four-hour long standoff in Rio Linda and the discovery of an apparent homicide victim, an arrest was made according to an official press release.
Stephen Brainard, 58, was reportedly taken to the Sacramento County Main Jail following the standoff to be charged in connection to the fatal shooting of an adult female.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, shortly after 5:30am deputies responded to the 400 block of Lilac Lane in Rio Linda regarding a reported shooting. A male caller — later identified as Brainard — stated he had shot and killed his roommate, who was still inside the house. The caller also stated he had a firearm.
Upon arrival, deputies reportedly established a perimeter around the residence while attempting to contact the man inside. Several nearby homes were evacuated, and members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT) and Critical Incident Negotiations (CINT) teams were on hand.
Over the next few hours, deputies were reportedly unsuccessful in convincing the man to leave the home. Then at approximately 9:50am, he exited the home and surrendered to deputies without incident.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, a team of deputies then entered the home and found an adult female in a bedroom of the home. She was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds. The identity of the victim is being withheld until next of kind has been notified.
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