A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was shot Tuesday evening near Interstate 80 in the Arden-Arcade area, the sheriff’s department said.
The deputy, a four-year-veteran of the department, was shot in the face and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he was stabilized. Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Turnbull said the deputy was talking as he was being transported.
The shooting happened around 6 p.m. at the Regional Transit light rail station near Watt Avenue and Interstate 80, Turnbull said. The deputy and the shooter got into a fight, which escalated into a shooting.
A nearby Red Roof Inn was evacuated as law enforcement set up a perimeter around the motel. There, the suspect was contained.
The man was found inside of a room, lying on the floor in fetal position.
Three hours after the shooting, the 27-year-old suspect was arrested.
WEBVTT GULSTA NEW INFORMATION ON THATBREAKING NEWS IN SACRAMENTO.SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES AREINVESTIGATING A SHOOTING WHEREWE NOW UNDERSTAND, WE HAVE JUSTLEARNED THIS, THAT AN OFFICERHAS BEEN SHOT.WE DO NOT KNOW IF THAT OFFICERIS WITH A PARTICULAR POLICEAGENCY OR THE SHERIFF’SDEPARTMENT.KELLIE: WE DO NOT KNOW THEEXTENT OF HIS OR HER INJURIES.WE ARE AT 80 AND WATT AVE.LIVECOPTER IS OVERSEEN.WE HAVE SEEN MULTIPLE, MORE THANTWO DOZEN POLICE CARS DOWNTHERE.SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, ALLDIFFERENT AGENCIES.THIS IS AROUND THE RED ROOF INN.ARE YOU ABLE TO ZERO IN ONSOMETHING SPECIFIC THEY ARELOOKING AT?DAVE: NOTHING SPECIFIC THEY ARELOOKING AT.THEY ARE AROUND THE RED ROOFINN.THIS IS A TACTICAL SITUATION SOWE DON’T LIKE TO SHOWSPECIFICALLY ANY TACTICALMARKERS OR ANYTHING HAPPENING.WHAT WE CAN SEE IS THAT THISAREA IS CLOSED RIGHT HEREBETWEEN LONGVIEW AND PRETTY MUCHTHE INTERSTATE 80 OFFRAMP.I ALSO TOOK A LOOK OVER AT THECAP CITY FREEWAY.THE EASTBOUND OFFRAMP PER WATTAVENUE IS CLOSED, SO A LOT OFTRAFFIC BEING ROUTED RIGHTAROUND HERE.THIS IS A MAJOR WAY…