Man arrested after officer-involved shooting now suspected in separate shooting case
A man arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting in April is now suspected in a second shooting, according to Sacramento PD.
34-year-old Jose Borrego was originally arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on the evening of April 14th. Police say Borrego led officers on a pursuit that began in the area of 44th Street and 14th Avenue, briefly paused to get out of his car and exchange gunfire with officers, and then got back into his car and initiated the pursuit once more. No officers, nor Borrego, were struck by gunfire, police said.
After officers lost sight of Borrego’s vehicle, multiple agencies and an aerial unit responded to assist. Officers reportedly found the vehicle he’d been driving abandoned in Folsom.
Borrego himself was ultimately located near the Natoma Light Rail station and taken into custody. A handgun and ammo were found on him at the time, police said.
Since his arrest, Borrego has been identified as the suspect in a second shooting that took place prior to the police pursuit. Around 2 AM that same day, April 14, Borrego had allegedly fired at three occupied vehicles near 65th and Jansen. One person sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said.
Borrego remains in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail.