NEWCASTLE (CBS13) – Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for killing his girlfriend after they say he ambushed them at a Newcastle cemetery.

Deputies were led to the cemetery after they found a woman dead in an apartment in Auburn.

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They tracked their suspect to the cemetery, where deputies first confronted a man who it turned out was not their suspect.

Espinoza's booking photo. (Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office)

Espinoza’s booking photo. (Credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office)

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“The deputies started to dialogue with that individual, and subsequent to that [the suspect] Daniel Espinoza started firing at deputies from afar,” said Lt. Troy Sander from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Nobody was hurt.

Deputies eventually took Espizona into custody.

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