Photo: Deputy Mark Staysuk
RANCHO CORDOVA – 27-year-old Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy Mark Stasyuk was shot and killed yesterday afternoon responding to a routine call for service in Rancho Cordova.
The initial 1:44 p.m. call to the Pep Boys store “gave no indication that the suspect was armed or dangerous.” Apparently there was a disturbance between a customer and the store staff.
The suspect fired upon Stasyuk and 28-year-old deputy Julie Robertson, hitting both. The officers returned fire. Robertson suffered a gunshot wound to her arm. However, Stasyuk died from his injuries a few hours later at UC Davis Medical Center.
A non-lethal shot also hit a bystander near the post office across the street.
As a result, other officers arrived at the 10000 block of Folsom Boulevard, and engaged the shooter, who tried to flee. Finally, officers shot and arrested the suspect in the nearby Furniture Mattress Outlet parking lot.
- Addict in Possession of Firearm;
- Carry Concealed Weapon in Vehicle;
- Carrying Loaded Firearm – Previous Felony Conviction;
- Possession of Ammo.
At this time investigators do not believe there are any other outstanding suspects. However, investigators have detained for questioning a woman who was with Moore at the location.
Deputy Mark Stasyuk was a four and a half year veteran of the SCSD. He leaves behind a wife, mother, father, and sister. Above all, our hearts go out to them.
Sheriff Scott Jones said, “It’s incredibly difficult for all of us. it’s an incredible hole that never quite gets filled in the hearts of our department. But it’s also the community that suffers because the City of Rancho Cordova and, in fact, the entire county has suffered a loss as well.”