Photo: scene of 2014 accident
RANCHO CORDOVA – A “suicidal subject” brought out a response to the 2600 block of Tierra Grande Circle from the Rancho Cordova Police Department on June 25 at 12:30 p.m.
The suspect reportedly had a gun and made threats against law enforcement. Officers then went to an orchard near Folsom Boulevard and Rod Beaudry Drive in an effort to contact the individual.
As officers from the RCPD set up a containment of the area, the suspect fired one shot in their vicinity and struck a vehicle belonging to a County Park Ranger.
Then members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail arrived and quickly detained 33-year-old Daniel Bingenheimer. No shots were fired by any law enforcement personnel.
Bingenheimer was ” booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges related to this incident, including assault with a firearm on a peace officer.”
On May 29, 2014, the suspect’s 7-month-old son was killed by a driver as Daniel Bingenheimer was pushing him in his stroller. The driver, 46-year-old Shantell Skillern, was only given a citation for failure to yield. Criminal charges were not pursued.