Suspect’s vehicle on I-80 east of Truckee (Robert C Scott)
LINCOLN — Investigators from three separate agencies — Lincoln PD, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and Placer County DA’s Office — believe they have identified a possible suspect in a homicide which occurred on the morning of May 17th.
His vehicle was discovered on eastbound I-80 in Placer County, at which point officers tried to conduct a stop. The driver fled and a chase ensued, with the driver believed to be armed and dangerous.
Spike strips were deployed and the vehicle was brought to a stop just west of Hirschdale Road.
When officers approached the vehicle, they discovered the driver dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The suspect is identified as 31-year-old Jerrod Hill of El Dorado Hills. The victim was identified as 35-year-old Renee Sue O’Neal of Lincoln.