SACRAMENTO—A man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly fired a gun near a Sacramento’s Torch Club nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, November 9, and then led police on a short chase.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers heard gunshots near 15th and I streets in downtown Sacramento around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Police saw Jeremy Wade, 27, get into his car and drive off. Wade drove four blocks on one way 15th Street before crashing his car into a tree near 15th and L, after trying to turn left onto L going the wrong way. His car came to rest in front of the California Department of Health Services building, and opposite the State Capitol Park and International World Peace Rose Garden.
Wade left the car, threw away his loaded handgun and tried to run away before police caught up to him. Police also detained Wade’s passenger.
Back at the scene, police learned two people were grazed by bullets and both are expected to recover.
According to police, the suspect was positively identified as the shooter and booked into Sacramento County Main Jail. Wade faces multiple weapons charges, resisting arrest, evading police, driving under the influence and assault with a deadly weapon.