A domestic dispute call led to gunfire between Deputies and a suspect in Cameron Park early Monday morning. According to The Eldorado County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to an argument on March 16th, at about 2:30 am in the 3000 block of Oakwood Road in Cameron Park.
When deputies arrived, they interviewed a female outside of the residence. While speaking with the woman, Deputies observed a male inside the home holding a rifle. The man began firing shots at the Deputies. Fearing for their safety and the safety of the woman, a Deputy returned fire. Nearby residents in the hillside homes were evacuated as a precaution by Sheriff’s Deputies.
Shortly after, the suspect’s residence became engulfed in flames. At that time, Deputies were able to detain the man, who was identified as Michael Hoffer, age 44 of Cameron Park. Records show that Hoffer has had a prior arrest in November 2014 including resisting/obstructing a peace officer, trespassing, and intoxication in public.
Fire personnel responded to the home and were able to contain the fire after Hoffer was detained. No one was injured in the gunfire or the flames, and all personnel and vehicles are accounted for.
Hoffer was arrested and booked on multiple charges including 245(D)(1) PC, assault on a peace office with a firearm, 273.5 PC, felony domestic battery and 664/187 (A) (1) PC, attempted murder.