Placer County Sheriff’s Shooting, Suspect Dead, K9 Injured
A suspect was shot and killed by officers Tuesday night on a highway offramp in Roseville after shooting two people in south Placer County, officials said.
“The sole suspect is deceased and there’s no current threat to the community,” Roseville police said.
One of the shooting victims died later in the night, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The condition of the second victim is unknown.
The incident began around 7 p.m. when law enforcement got numerous calls of a man brandishing a handgun at people throughout south Placer County, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man shot two people at two different locations between Loomis and Newcastle. No other details about the victims were released.
“Deputies began pouring into the area, looking for the suspect,” Lt. Andrew Scott said. “Over a course of an hour-and-a-half, we kept getting reports of new incidents.”
The man then got into a crash on westbound Interstate 80 and Highway 65, the Sheriff’s Office said. The man was found on an offramp in the area when the officer-involved shooting happened.
The suspect was hit during a shootout with law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office said. He later died, police said. No other information about the shooter was released.
A police K-9 was shot during the shootout and is expected to recover, the Sheriff’s Office said.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
“This is a very chaotic scene, with numerous crime scenes throughout south Placer County, including where the accident occurred and the suspect got into a gun battle with the sheriff’s deputies and officers,” Scott said.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including Roseville police, Rocklin police and the California Highway Patrol, Scott said.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shootings. The Roseville Police Department will be investigating the officer-involved shooting.
“We’re trying to get a handle on what exactly we are dealing with — a lot of crime scenes and a lot of investigative work that needs to be done,” Scott said.
Westbound I-80 was closed at the Hwy. 65 junction as officials investigated and worked to clear the scene. Traffic was backed up for at least 2 miles. The roadway has since reopened.
No other details were released.
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