On January 18, 2022, at 7:45 a.m. there was a 5 round ShotSpotter activation within south Sacramento County. Deputies were dispatched 12 seconds later. The first deputy arrived at the activation location and contacted the suspect less than five minutes later. While deputies were detaining the suspect, the communications center received its first call from a resident stating they heard gunshots.
When deputies arrived at the dispatched address, they observed an adult male subject running from them and attempting to dispose of a firearm. Dominic Alexander King (40) of Sacramento, who is on formal probation for felon in possession of a firearm, was arrested for multiple felonies and misdemeanors stemming from the ShotSpotter activation. A probation search of King revealed possession of methamphetamine.
King was transported to the Main Jail on eight felony and two misdemeanor counts which include possession of firearm by felon, carrying loaded firearm and discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. He is being held on $50,000 bail.
It is unclear who/what the target of the shooting may have been so the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have witnessed or have knowledge of the 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 www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
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Sergeant Rod Grassmann