A Roseville man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after detectives went to his home to arrest him on child sex abuse charges.
On May 4, detectives arrived at a home on the 200 block of King Road in Roseville. The suspect, who was identified as 43-year-old Travis John Swol briefly stepped outside the home while officers had him under surveillance. But the suspect quickly went back inside. Detectives repeatedly requested that the suspect come back out, but he refused.
The SWAT team was dispatched to the scene to assist with the arrest since the suspect was known to have access to several guns. Officers repeatedly tried to make contact with Swol, but there was no response. The decision was made to send in a robot equipped with a camera to search the house. It was then discovered Swol had shot himself and was deceased. Inside the home, officers found multiple firearms along with ammunition.
According to the Roseville Police Department, the suspect was known to befriend children often. Officers think there may be additional victims of sexual abuse, and the crimes were not reported. Although Swol is decreased and there will not be a trial, victims can still make a report if they wish. Also, the Roseville Police Department can provide referral information on victims support services in the area. Individuals wishing to make a report can contact the Roseville Police at 916-774-5000.