FOOTHILL FARMS (CBS13) – A foothill farm woman has been killed and her adult son was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly killing her inside her senior living apartment.
The confrontation caused a massive backlash to Sacramento County Sheriff’s doers, who exchanged bullets with the suspect before surrendering.
The sheriff’s office says deputations were called to a home in the 5400 block of Auburn Boulevard for a domestic dispute with family members. When deputies went to the scene, they say a gunshot fired from inside an apartment unit. Sensing the fire situation, the depot extinguished the fire and retreated.
Linda Elmore says she was in the hallway when asked to return to her unit for her safety.
“By and large,” Elmore said. “I have never seen many cops drive a car at once.”
Around 6 pm, the Sheriff’s Office warned the public to stay away from the area as negotiators responded to the scene. In TweetThe Sheriff’s Office said there was a large police presence in the 5400 block of Auburn Blvd for an armed, taboo subject.
The mother and another family member both called the Sheriff’s Office for help.
Leslie Marinello lives in the senior apartment complex and hears shots from inside her home.
“Oh man, yes, when they left, it was like a hundred at a time, I never heard of that,” Marinello said.
The depot was eventually called upon the surrender of a hostage negotiator and suspect. The violent confrontation came a day after a sheriff was killed in the deputy’s line of duty.
Sacramento Sheriff Sergeant Rod Grassman said, “At the end of the day, the depot put aside what they have done in the last few days and they come out and they do what these professional men and women do.”
The suspect in this shooting was taken to a hospital, reported to have sustained a gunshot wound. The Sacramento Sheriff Department did not immediately identify him.
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