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July 16, 2019

Shooting Investigation in Sacramento – Suspect in Custody

At 8:09 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office received a transferred call from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Communications Center. The female caller stated she wanted to report a break-in and then hung up. The call was coming from the 8800 block of La Riviera Drive in Sacramento.

Deputies arrived at the location and heard a gunshot from inside the residence. Additional resources were requested and the Sheriff’s SWAT team responded. As resources arrived, several additional gunshots were heard from inside the residence. No deputies fired their weapons.

Sheriff’s hostage negotiators were able to establish verbal contact with a female inside the residence. The female, who has been identified as Kathy Miller (see attached photo), surrendered to deputies peacefully. Miller’s three young children were located inside the residence. They were unharmed and are with family members.

No suspects are outstanding and no one was injured in this event.

Miller was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges related to this incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson

Click for full size photo Kathy Miller, 31

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