MODESTO (CBS13) – The civilian who was fatally shot along with a sheriff’s deputy in Modesto on Thursday has been identified by the coroner’s office.
Glendon Engert, 35, of Modesto was killed along with Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Paris, 53, late Thursday morning when Paris and another deputy were trying to serve an eviction on a residence at 2141 Chrysler Drive. Engert was a locksmith helping with the transaction.
Engert leaves behind a widow, Irena. They were married 13 years, according to family friend Lance Bradbury.
“She’s not only mourning the loss of her own husband, she also wants to say that her heart goes out to the family of (Deputy) Paris,” Bradbury said.
Bradbury said Glendon enjoyed travel and camping, was an avid reader and “loved to spend quality time with friends.” He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Modesto.
The man inside opened fire and then barricaded himself inside for hours, drawing a massive law enforcement presence to the northwest Modesto neighborhood. The unit burned up in flames overnight.
The shooter’s condition and identity have not been confirmed by police.