Police: Man crashes car, shoots up north Sac. intersection | Crime
SACRAMENTO - A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he crashed his car then proceeded to shoot up the neighborhood and get into a gunfight with a uniformed officer in the area of West El Camino and Dorine Way.
Sgt. Andrew Petit of the Sacramento Police Dept. said officers responded an initial call of a head-on collision at the intersection of West El Camino and Dorine Way around 2:45 a.m. While enroute, officers received numerous reports of a person randomly shooting a gun in various directions at the scene of the wreck.
Upon arrival, an officer saw 29-year-old Russell Grant sitting inside his damaged vehicle. Grant was ordered multiple times to surrender, but failed to comply, said Petit.
According to Pettit, Grant then exited his vehicle armed with a rifle, and began moving toward the officer. Fearing for his life, the officer fired at Grant who continued to advance. The officer took cover behind his vehicle until backup arrived and Grant was arrested, Pettit said.
Nobody was hit by gunfire in the event, but Grant was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the car crash. He will be booked into prison once he is medically cleared, Pettit said.
Officers performed an extensive search of the neighborhood, but did not find any gunshot victims, said Pettit.
Per standard procedure, the officer involved in the shooting was placed on paid administrative leave. The officer's identity was withheld, but Pettit said he was a seven-year veteran with the department.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.