Search for suspects in South Sacramento officer-involved shooting

The passenger shot at patrol cars, then the driver led police on a high-speed chase (June 9, 2017)

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is searching for two suspects who shot at deputies Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, around 3 a.m. Thursday June 8, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Lincoln for a vehicle code violation near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road in south Sacramento.

A male suspect exited the passenger side the vehicle and immediately started shooting at the deputy's patrol car. After the deputy returned fire, the suspect got back in the vehicle, which fled southbound a short distance before the passenger exited the car and fled on foot near Stockton Boulevard and Jansen Drive.

The driver of the vehicle sped away with deputies in pursuit. The pursuit continued onto northbound Hwy. 99, at times exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour. The California Highway Patrol and Yolo County Sheriff eventually assisted with the pursuit near Yolo County.  A spike strip was deployed and disabled the suspect's vehicle near the Zamora exit. The driver proceeded to flee on foot into nearby fields.

As of 10:15 a.m., searches in both areas are ongoing.

The shooter is described as a Hispanic male adult wearing a gray checkered shirt, light colored pants, a hat, and armed with a handgun. 

As of 8 a.m., Stockton Boulevard is open to pedestrian and commuters traffic. No schools in the area are on lockdown.

© 2017 KXTV-TV


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