Makarenko was shot here on Horton Lane (Google Maps)
SACRAMENTO— A 17-year-old male is dead after being fatally shot by a Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy on Saturday, June 18, 2016 following a car chase in Sacramento.
The fatal incident happened at approximately 11:00 p.m. when a deputy saw a vehicle driving erratically near El Camino and Walnut avenues in Carmichael. When the deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver, Sergey Makarenko, 17, sped off.
He led authorities on a high-speed chase through residential areas at approximately 60 mph. The chase spanned 2.5 miles for four or five minutes and ended when the teenager turned down Horton Lane, which led to a dead end south of Sutter Avenue.
Four deputies positioned themselves behind Makarenko’s vehicle and ordered him out of his car. Instead of complying, Makarenko accelerated backwards in the direction of the deputies’ vehicles which were 10 to 15 yards away. It was at this point that one of the deputies fired a shot at Makarenko.
Despite life-saving measures by the Sacramento Metro Fire emergency personnel, Makarenko was pronounced dead at the scene.
No weapons were found inside the vehicle. Sacramento County Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said the deputy, who fired the fatal shot, is a 12-year veteran. He was placed on paid leave as part of the department’s standard policy pending a full investigation.
Records from the Department of Motor Vehicles show that Makarenko did not have a driver’s license. He had begun the process of applying for a license but never followed up.