SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities are still searching for a man who reportedly shot at a police sergeant Tuesday night in North Sacramento.
Police say 50-year-old Albert Wheeler was threatening suicide and brandishing a handgun on the 1200 block of Rivera Drive.
Officers located Wheeler driving in the area and tried to pull him over but say he led them on a high-speed pursuit in the neighborhood and back to the original location on Rivera Drive.
Police say as he drove down Rivera Drive, Wheeler drove toward a sergeant and his marked vehicle as fired multiple rounds, striking the patrol vehicle twice. No injuries were reported.
According to police, the sergeant was on Rivera Drive to check on the suspect’s family, who reported the initial incident. Chief Daniel Hahn said the sergeant hurried the family back into the house when he realized Wheeler was leading the chase back to the hose, preventing a possible tragedy.
“We’re very thankful that our sergeant went back to that house and was able to get that family to safety and was able to get himself to safety behind that squad car,” Hahn said in a video statement Wednesday.
Attempted Homicide on an Officer- 1200 block of Rivera Drive
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) August 5, 2020
Wheeler’s 2013 Chevy pickup truck was located Wednesday at Bell Street and Church Ave. in Sacramento, CHP said. Officers are still searching for him. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
If you see Wheeler, police ask that you call 911. He is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes standing 5’8″ tall and weighing 180 lbs.