Sacramento, CA – Monday evening, a six-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office as well as his K9 were killed in a shootout following a pursuit.
An officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle, but the suspect led police on a chase. The suspect crashed at the Cal Expo grounds, and the suspect refused to follow orders such as exiting the vehicle. Police shot out his rear window with less lethal rounds and deployed a K9.
At that point, the suspect immediately started shooting.
The K9 was shot and killed. Police returned fire. A deputy was shot and killed, and another deputy injured. That deputy is at UC Davis Medical Center and is [...]
Los Angeles, CA – In a series of tweets, the Los Angeles Police Department announced a shocking surge in violent crime statistics just over two weeks into the new year.
Homicides in South LA, the LAPD Twitter account said, are up 150% over this time last year. Police said that the South LA area accounts for around 42% of the total homicides. Additionally, the number of victims shot in South LA are up and astonishing 742%.
Shootings are up 234% in the area, which accounts for 65% of the shootings in the entire city. So far this year, 130 illegal firearms have been recovered off the streets in South LA, and 105 arrests have been made for “possession of [...]
Carmichael, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said that an officer involved shooting left one officer injured and a suspect dead Friday night.
The incident occurred when detectives were following up on a gang-related shooting at the Crestview North apartment complex just after 8pm Friday. The located a vehicle with two subjects inside. “At some point during the contact,” the department said, “multiple shots were fired striking one detective and the suspect.”
The officer was driven to the hospital by another officer. He has not been identified but the department said he is 47 year old and a 15-year veteran.
The other [...]
Corona, CA – An officer driving an unmarked SUV appeared to have been targeted by a shooting suspect on a California Highway Saturday.
The officer, who hasn’t been identified, was driving a black Ford Explorer patrol vehicle on I-91 when he was hit from behind. The impact caused the officer to spin out of control.
The officer pulled over to the side of the road once he stopped spinning, at which point the driver of the other vehicle ran towards the officer with a gun drawn. The officer reportedly started shooting at the driver from the side of the SUV while the driver is behind it, but it’s said that the civilian wasn’t hit.
The driver [...]