On January 18, a man waving a gun in Loomis was shot by deputies.
The incident started at about 9 a.m. when a 911 caller stated that a man was in the parking lot of Raley’s waving a gun.
Deputies were immediately dispatched, and when they arrived on the scene, they first encountered a woman in the reported car. Deputies then encountered a male who ran across Horseshow Bar Road to a small strip mall. He then drew his weapon and fired at a deputy.
According to The Placer County Sherriff’s Office, the deputy commanded the man to drop his weapon, but he did not comply. Fearing for his life, the deputy returned fire but was unsure if he struck the suspect.
The suspect continued to flee and ran through a neighborhood for about another 100 yards onto the Loomis Placer County Sheriff’s substation. The suspect fired more shots at two deputies he encountered. The deputies fired back, hitting the suspect.
The suspect was identified as 49-years-old Rodney J Hance of Fresno. Hance was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with serious injuries. No citizens or deputies were injured in the incident. Although the investigation is still ongoing, no other suspects are at large.