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Carmichael Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

One of the intersections on Madison Avenue that was closed during the active shooter incident on Monday, April 27, 2015.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

0428-hankins -p Jeremiah Hankins, 35, is facing five felony counts.


(AP) - A man arrested Monday for shooting and critically wounding a woman in Carmichael, then firing at sheriff's deputies during a five-hour standoff is now facing numerous felony charges.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says 35-year-old Jeremiah Hankins is charged with five felonies including attempted murder.

Hankins was taken into custody around 3 p.m. yesterday at a duplex in Carmichael.

Authorities say the woman was shot

around 10 a.m. and the gunman fired on arriving deputies from inside a home.

UPDATED: 5:25 p.m. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says one man has been arrested for attempted murder and a woman is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Deputies responded to calls to help a woman lying in her driveway -suffering from a gunshot wound.    The sheriff's department says a man inside the house shot at neighbors, a mail carrier and officers who tried to help the woman.

Sergeant Lisa Bowman says the department sealed off the neighborhood and conducted a house-to-house search. 

"We have to clear the houses as reasonably as possible to ensure that nobody else really is inside that was hiding -that we didn't know about that- and, to make sure, as you said, there are no booby-traps for us to walk into -a dangerous situation or explosion."

Charles Peck Elementary School was locked down. The man surrendered about five hours after the shooting.

No one else was injured.


 0427 bm madison shooting

UPDATE 3:24 p.m. -- The shooting suspect who barricaded himself inside a home in Carmichael has now been taken into custody. Madison Avenue was reopened as of 3:29 p.m.

12:55 P.M. -- The suspect is now barricaded inside a home. A standoff is underway. Between the Citrus Heights Police Department, the sheriff's department and the CHP, about 50 to 60 officers are at the scene. 

A critical incident negotiation team, along with SWAT officers, are there, as well. 

The man is believed to be armed with a semi-automatic handgun. It's unclear if he has more weapons inside. The man is surrounded by police. 

Officials are attempting to communicate with the suspect. 

-Capital Public  Radio Staff

10:24 A.M. Sacramento County Sheriff deputies reported an 'active shooter' situation Monday in Carmichael. The public is being asked to avoid the area near the 6000 block of Madison Ave. 


Multiple media organizations are reporting that a nearby school was put on 'shelter-in-place.'

Footage from local media showed police vehicles blocking off the area. According to media reports, a woman has been shot and a suspect fired at deputies.

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