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Citrus Heights police make quick arrest after shots fired near Greenback/Auburn

Weapons, cash and ammunition seized following a May 15 shooting in Citrus Heights. // Image credit: CHPD

By Mike Hazlip—
Citrus Heights police announced an arrest in an early morning shooting that occurred Monday near Greenback Lane and Auburn Boulevard.

In a May 15 press release, Police Lt. Michael Wells said officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle with bullet holes in the windshield, just after 5 a.m. Monday. A man across the street told police he had been shot in the leg, but officers determined the man was not injured and appeared to be under the influence, the release said.

Investigating officers found several shell casings inside the vehicle along with three firearms. After reviewing video footage, police determined the driver of the vehicle had fired several shots “from inside the vehicle which exited the front windshield.” The driver then fled and was located nearby.

The suspect, identified only as a 43-year-old male on parole, was found with narcotics and ammunition in his pockets, the release said.

The man was taken to a hospital for medical clearance and was then taken to the county jail where he is facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of narcotics, and driving under the influence of narcotics.

Police did not locate any victims with gunshot wounds or gunshot damage to any locations, the release said. Police said they do not believe there is any further threat to the community.

The vehicle, described as a 2016 Audi, is registered to the man’s spouse, police said.

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