SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Twin Rivers Police Department officer was critically injured but is expected to survive after being shot multiple times following a vehicle pursuit and foot chase Saturday afternoon.
The Sacramento Police Department confirmed late Saturday night that 32-year-old Tyrone Smith, the suspected shooter, was taken into custody in Del Paso Heights.
Investigators say the 25-year-old officer was attempting to pull over a white SUV driven by Smith just after 2:00 p.m., but the suspect failed to yield and sped away into Del Paso Heights. The officer pursued Smith, who soon bailed out of his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, authorities said.
When the officer gave chase, Smith allegedly fired a number of shots, hitting the Twin Rivers officer with at least 4 bullets, police said. Witnesses said Smith jumped back into his vehicle and sped away from the scene.
The officer, whose identity has not been released, was found by Sacramento firefighters, who treated his injuries at the scene and rushed him to the UC Davis Medical Center for surgery. The victim was reported to be in critical but stable condition Saturday night and is expected to live.
A number of neighboring law enforcement agencies helped set up a wide perimeter in Del Paso Heights on Saturday afternoon and detained a number of subjects who matched Smith’s description throughout the evening, although an arrest was not reported until after 11:00 p.m.