Folsom Bank Robbery Suspect Identified By Coroner

FOLSOM (CBS13) – The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the man fatally shot after a bank robbery in Folsom on Tuesday.

Joseph Carmelo Riso, 32, was shot by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy after a foot pursuit led officers to a home near the bank in the 1300 block of School Street.

The coroner’s office lists Riso’s city of residence as La Quinta, in Riverside County.

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A bank robbery suspect is shown on surveillance footage at Wells Fargo Bank on East Bidwell in Folsom on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (courtesy Folsom Police Department)

Riso was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy who responded to a call for assistance from Folsom police in a foot pursuit after the Wells Fargo Bank robbery on E. Bidwell Street.

Officers pursued Riso on foot for about 20 minutes until he ran through the home on School Street occupied by four children and their parents.

The deputy and a Folsom officer entered the home and encountered Riso in a back bedroom. Several shots were fired and he was fatally shot once in the back.


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