UPDATE – Suspect in Custody in Relation to State Capitol Threats and Shootings in Citrus Heights and Roseville

UPDATE – Suspect in Custody in Relation to State Capitol Threats and Shootings in Citrus Heights and Roseville
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UPDATE: Courtesy of Roseville PD 

“SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY – Just after 4pm today on April 13, 2023 the suspect was located and arrested near the intersection of Douglas Bl and Auburn-Folsom Rd. We would like to thank the US Marshall’s Office and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance. The investigation is on-going and no new information will be released at this time.
The Roseville Police Department will be booking the subject into the Placer County Jail on the following charges;
664/187 PC – Attempted Homicide
245(A)(2) PC – Assault with a firearm
26100(C) PC- Shooting from a moving vehicle
246 PC – Shooting at an inhabited Dwelling”



Law enforcement officers in Northern California are on the hunt for a Bay Area man believed to have carried out shootings in Roseville and Citrus Heights and making a credible threat of a shooting at the California state Capitol, leading to the building’s closure on Thursday morning. The California Highway Patrol, responsible for security at state buildings, announced that the Capitol remained closed to the public. Officials from the Roseville and Citrus Heights police departments identified the suspect as Jackson Pinney, 30, of Hayward, who is at large and considered armed and dangerous.

Pinney is no stranger to law enforcement. A records search shows he has more than 20 arrests between 2010 and present. His offenses in those incidents include possession of a narcotic controlled substance, petty theft, battery on a spouse or cohabitant, dui, driving on a suspected license, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, carrying an unregistered firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, vandalism, and more.

File Photo of Pinney | Courtesy of Roseville PD

File Photo of Pinney | Courtesy of Roseville PD

On Wednesday evening, two non-injury shootings occurred around 8:45 p.m. when a man driving a gold F-150 was reportedly “driving through Citrus Heights, while shooting from his vehicle,” according to Roseville police. The original shooting incident took place near Grand Oaks Dr and Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights. Approximately ten minutes later, Roseville officers were called to Kaiser Roseville Medical Center for a vehicle matching the Citrus Heights incident, “shooting towards the building as he was driving out of the parking lot.” Two rounds were found lodged in the exterior of Kaiser’s Women’s & Children’s Center, but no one was injured, and the bullets did not pierce the building. The shooter made a threat to shoot at the Capitol as he left the area before police arrived, several sources reported.

The California Highway Patrol then notified the state Senate “of a threat they consider to be credible involving the Capitol,” according to a letter from Secretary of the Senate Erika Contreras to lawmakers and their staff. The Senate floor session was delayed for several minutes and moved to the O Street office building, where their check-in session took place. All Senate staff who had not yet reported to work at the Capitol were asked to remain home and work remotely. Those who were already in their offices were asked to remain in place until further information was available.

By late morning, legislators were declared safe, and the emergency seemed to be over. “There is not an active shooter. There was a credible threat, and precautions are being taken,” said Sen. Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, in a social media post. Operations at the Capitol resumed as normal with “increased security,” according to legislative officials. Staffers who work in the Capitol and adjacent legislative office buildings were given the option to work from home for the remainder of the day.

The vehicles associated with Pinney are a 2002 gold Ford F-150 single cab pickup with a black soft tonneau cover and a 1996 white Acura Integra. Authorities urged anyone who sees either vehicle to call 911 and to “not attempt to make contact” with the occupants. The shooter is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.

UPDATE – Suspect in Custody in Relation to State Capitol Threats and Shootings in Citrus Heights and Roseville was last modified: April 18th, 2023 by admin

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Jolene Spencer is a California based writer/reporter - focusing on crime and arrest news throughout the state.