Gunman surrenders after barricading self in home, shooting at deputies

A man who barricaded himself in a Sacramento County home Monday after shooting a woman, then at sheriff's deputies, has surrendered, ending a brief standoff.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the man left the Carmichael home where he was holed up, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Lisa Bowman. The man, whose name was not released, was undergoing a medical evaluation before being booked into jail.


About 9:50 a.m., deputies received a call about a woman being shot in the 6000 block of Madison Avenue, said Sharon Chow, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Witnesses said a male suspect ran through the neighborhood and, as deputies arrived, more shots were heard, Chow said.

At 2:45 p.m., the man had barricaded himself in a residence off Madison Avenue, said Bowman, who was at the scene during the standoff.

A Sheriff's Department tactical team and a critical incident negotiation team tried to develop a consistent line of communication with the man, but Bowman said it was "on and off, on and off."

The man had fired four times from the home at deputies and others standing nearby, she said. Bowman described the home as a one-story duplex.

During the standoff, authorities blocked off the busy thoroughfare of Madison Avenue and neighbors were barred from returning to their homes as a precaution -- a measure that caused no small amount of inconvenience, Bowman said.

"It's been hours," Bowman said in the early afternoon. "These poor people need to get back in their homes."

The woman who was initially reported as being shot was in "very critical condition" at a hospital, Bowman said. The woman and the suspect knew each other, though their relationship was unclear, Bowman said.

Students at nearby Charles Peck Elementary School on Rutland Drive sheltered in place throughout the day.

The California Highway Patrol tweeted Monday afternoon that only people listed as a child's emergency contact would be allowed to pick up students at the school and that parents picking up their children would have to show their identification.

No students were being allowed to walk home, according to the San Juan Unified School District.

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