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Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Rancho Cordova Shooting
Updated Sept. 18, 10:07 a.m.
One Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was killed and another shot during an incident Monday afternoon in Rancho Cordova.
Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, was shot in the upper body and killed after responding to a call of a disturbance, according to Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. He was a four-year veteran of the department.
Deputy Julie Robertson, 28, was shot in the arm. Jones said the three-year veteran is doing well and should make a full recovery.
"It's incredibly difficult for all of us," Jones said. "It's an incredible hole that never that never quite gets filled in the hearts of our department. But it's also the community that suffers, because the city of Rancho Cordova and in fact the entire county has suffered a loss as well."
A call of a disturbance at the Pep Boys at Folsom Boulevard and McGregor Drive came in at 1:44 p.m. After arriving, both deputies and the suspect exchanged gunfire.
The suspect, identified Tuesday as 38-year-old Anton Lemon Moore of Rancho Cordova, then fled to a nearby parking lot where he was pursued by additional officers and more shots were fired.
Jones said there was nothing in the initial call to alert the deputies the suspect might be armed.
"As soon as they arrived and engaged the subject, he turned as if to run or flee and then turned around and started firing without warning," Jones said.
In addition to the two deputies, Moore and a bystander were shot. Moore remained hospitalized Tuesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds.
The bystander was shot in the back and is in stable condition. Another person was injured but refused treatment.
All four gunshot victims were transported to local hospitals. Stasyuk was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at UC Davis Medical Center. Jones says he was shot in the upper body.
"This is a really sad loss for us," Rancho Cordova Mayor Linda Budge said. "We are so sympathetic for his family and we are extremely proud of all of our officers' dedication and their willingness to come out and face issues where they really don't know what the outcome will be."
When asked what people could do in response to the shooting, Jones urged them to show up to a California Peace Officers' Association conference at the Sacramento Convention Center, where protests are planned Tuesday.
"I know people have this overwhelming urge to do what they can," Jones said. "One of the things you can do is go down there, go down to the convention center between [11 a.m. and 1 p.m.] and show your support for law enforcement while they continue to protest law enforcement."
Folsom Boulevard is closed between Olson Drive and Kilgore Road, and will likely remain so until Tuesday.
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