CARJACKING AND MAPLE GLEN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
Originally published as a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.
On September 7, 2021, at approximately 9:54 p.m., officers from a regional allied agency responded to a call from a 72-year-old female victim who stated that her grandson assaulted her, forcibly removed her from her vehicle and drove away with the car leaving her in the street. Officers arrived and rendered aid to the victim until fire arrived and transported her to a local area hospital for treatment of a possible arm fracture. This incident was not known by the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center or responding deputies at the time of the incident.
Approximately 9 minutes later on September 7, 2021, at 10:03 P.M., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from a resident on Maple Glen Road in Sacramento County stating that someone crashed their automobile into a ditch outside their home. The caller explained that an elderly member of their household went out to check on the only person inside the disabled vehicle and was physically assaulted as the subject exited the car in an attempt to leave the scene.
The male suspect then began walking southbound on Maple Glen Road. Fixed video evidence at the scene shows that the subject entered onto the porch of another residence and attempted to open the front door but it was locked. He then left the porch, picked up a large river rock from the yard and returned to the porch, rang the doorbell and appeared to wait for someone to answer the door. After a few minutes when no one answered the door, he left with the rock in his hand. He walked off the property and continue southward on Maple Glen.
At this same time, the first deputy arrived on Maple Glen driving north in a marked sheriff’s patrol SUV. The deputy saw a subject that matched the description given by the original caller walking down the street towards the patrol vehicle on the passenger side of the SUV. The deputy stopped and called out for the suspect to stop. He ignored the command and kept walking down the side of the SUV.
The deputy got out of his vehicle continuing to give commands as he walked down the driver’s side until both met at the back. The suspect, with the rock, struck the deputy in the head causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect then immediately engages the deputy in a physical fight as he is on the ground.
The deputy, as he is on the ground, fires his duty weapon five times; the suspect continues to assault the deputy through the gunfire. After rounds hit the suspect, he disengages from the fight. Additional deputies arrived on scene and rendered aid to the suspect until fire arrived and transported him to an area hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Sheriff’s Office Detectives, Internal Affairs, Crime Scene Investigators, the California Department of Justice OIS Team and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Investigators responded to the scene and initiated an officer-involved shooting investigation.
The suspect is a 25-year-old male from Sacramento County and is well known to regional law enforcement. Upon release from the hospital, the suspect will be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple felony charges.
The officer involved in the shooting is an 11 year veteran of law enforcement and has been with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office since 2010. In accordance with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, the officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave. Video evidence connected to the shooting will be shared with the public by the end of next week.”