Northern California deputy killed by gunfire
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) _ A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy has been killed and another wounded after exchanging gunfire with a suspect.
Sheriff Scott Jones says 27-year-old Mark Stasyuk died Monday from gunshot wounds. Deputy Julie Robertson was shot in the arm and is expected to recover.
Jones says the two officers were fired at immediately upon engaging with the suspect at an auto shop in Rancho Cordova, California. Jones says the officers did not know the suspect was armed when they arrived.
Stasyuk was a nearly five year veteran of the department. Robertson has been with the department for two and a half years.
Jones says the suspect was also struck during the shootout but was alert and talking with officers when he was taken to the hospital.
A bystander was also shot and has non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect involved in the shooting two Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies has also been transported to the hospital for gunshot wounds.
The suspect was among four people taken to the hospital Monday following the shooting outside a Pep Boys auto parts shop. A bystander was also shot.
Sgt. Shaun Hampton, the department spokesman, says he doesn’t know the deputies conditions. Sheriff Scott Jones is expected to provide an update later Monday.
The officers were responding to a disturbance at the Pep Boys.
There is a heavy police presence at the scene on a major roadway just outside of California’s capital city.
Two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and a bystander have been shot during an incident just outside of the capital city.
Department spokesman Sgt. Shaun Hampton says the suspect is in custody.
Hampton says the shooting Monday afternoon occurred at a Pep Boys auto parts store on a busy street in Rancho Cordova, California. Hampton says it’s unclear what led to the shooting.
Hampton did not provide details on the deputies’ or the bystander’s condition.
Sacramento Metro Fire Capt. Chris Vestal says four people were taken to the hospital.