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July 17, 2019

Carjacking Investigation – Suspect in Custody

At approximately 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to reports of a carjacking at gunpoint in the area of Sunrise Boulevard and Fitzgerald Road. The caller stated an unknown male took his ice cream truck and drove off on Sunrise Boulevard.

A Sheriff’s K9 unit responding to the call observed the ice cream truck crash into a ditch on Douglas Boulevard just west of Sunrise Boulevard. The suspect exited the ice cream truck and demanded the driver of a black BMW turn over her vehicle to him. The driver exited her vehicle and retreated to safety with the help of deputies. The suspect got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and began fleeing from deputies. 

The suspect was pursued by deputies westbound on Douglas Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The suspect crashed into a red sedan at the intersection of Douglas Boulevard and Zinfandel Drive. The solo female occupant sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The suspect ran into an adjacent field and witnesses described seeing a gun in the suspect’s hand as he ran. Deputies contained the area and members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) responded to the location. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s helicopter, the suspect was located in the field and taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries sustained during the traffic accident. No shots were fired during this incident. The suspect in this case will be identified once he has completed the booking process.

Detectives are continuing to gather evidence related to these events and the investigation is considered ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115.

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson     

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/ Rancho Cordova Police Department

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