On Sunday, May 31st at about 10:20 pm, neighbors in the vicinity of the 7700 block of Farmgate Way in Citrus Heights called police after hearing what they believed to be an argument followed by multiple gunshots.
Officers responded, and after the initial investigation discovered that a pedestrian was walking down the street when a car approached him. A male suspect exited the car and attempted to rob the pedestrian. The victim refused to hand over his personal belongings, and the suspect proceeded to shoot the victim once in the abdomen. Then, while trying to get away from the suspect the victim was shot by him a second time.
According to Citrus Heights Police, a third-party passerby witnessed the incident and tried to intervene. The suspect fought back, and struck the witness on the head, but in the process dropped his firearm. The shooting victim picked up the suspect’s gun and fired multiple shots at the suspect to protect himself. The suspect sustained several gunshot wounds.
The 25-year-old suspect fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a female accomplice, identified as Rebekah Nand, age 21. Nand drove the man to an area hospital where he was admitted and treated for multiple gunshot wounds. His condition is not known at this time. The shooting victim is also being treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds.
Nand was later arrested and charged with multiple counts including attempted murder, conspiracy and robbery. She was booked into Sacramento County Jail on June 1st. The male suspect’s name has not been released at this time.
Detectives from the Citrus Heights Police Department are continuing their investigation. At this time, investigators have not confirmed if the victim and suspect knew each other. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Investigation Service Division of the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500.