by Rick Boone

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — A homeowner shot a suspect running from deputies Monday evening, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to authorities, the suspect was wanted in connection to an attempted robbery in Rocklin over the weekend. Police say the suspect’s black SUV rammed into three businesses in an attempt to rob them.

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Police say the vehicle was seen on Monday near residential mailboxes on Rocklin Road. Officers finally caught back up with the suspect around 6 p.m. when an unmarked police vehicle pulled up behind him near Interstate 80.

The officer had a patrol unit respond and try and pull over the suspect, but the suspect sped off, leading officers on a chase.

CHP and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the chase, which ended near the I-80 Auburn exit when the suspect got out of his black SUV and ran into a residential neighborhood.

Deputies say a homeowner on the 4400 block of Belmont Place Lane shot the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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No other injuries were reported and the sheriff’s office said no officers fired their weapons. A female passenger who was in the car with the suspect was also detained.

At this point, the homeowner is not facing any charges.

“We believe the homeowner was in fear for his life and in fear for his life did use deadly force on the suspect,” Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tess Deterding said.

The incident is still under investigation.

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