The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Division has recognized the gunman accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and injuring two California Freeway Patrol officers throughout a shootout in Sacramento.
Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, 32, of Castro Valley, was shot by officers after he led them on a chase on El Camino Avenue, close to Watt Avenue. He was taken to a hospital in important situation with life-threatening wounds, the sheriff’s division stated.
A second suspect, recognized as Priscilla Prendez, 23, of Oakland was arrested earlier within the day by the California Freeway Patrol for car theft and felony evasion, officers stated.
A 3rd lady was detained and questioned, however she was launched.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
The lethal incident started simply after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Sacramento County Auto Theft Activity Pressure, comprised of officers with the CHP, sheriff’s division, and Sacramento County Probation Division, was conducting an investigation close to the Ramada Inn within the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard.
Investigators discovered a stolen car within the parking zone of the motel and noticed two ladies get into the automotive. Officers tried to cease the car, however the driver led them on a chase to Elk Grove, the sheriff’s division stated.
Each ladies have been detained, and Prendez was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Foremost Jail. The opposite lady was questioned and launched.
Detectives found Prendez was on searchable probation out of the Bay Space and was registered to a room on the Ramada Inn.
Officers went to the motel, knocked on the door of the motel and introduced themselves. Littlecloud was contained in the room and fired a number of photographs by means of the entrance door and partitions of the room on the officers, the sheriff’s division stated.
Two CHP officers have been hit by gunfire. Each officers have been taken to a hospital in secure situation and are anticipated to outlive.
Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies have been positioned behind the motel room, and Littlecloud, who had a excessive-powered assault rifle, tried to get out of the room by means of the balcony. He fired at officers as he was leaving the room, hitting French, in accordance with investigators.
French died on his strategy to the hospital.
Littlecloud then obtained right into a automotive ready close by and led officers on a pursuit south on Fulton Avenue to El Camino Avenue. He crashed the automotive simply west of Watt Avenue and fired at officers once more, detectives stated.
Officers fired again, hitting Littlecloud, who was then…