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Suspect arrested in Folsom after shooting at officers in Sacramento

The Sacramento Police Department and other law enforcement agencies assisted in arresting a suspect that shot at officers in Sacramento before leading them on a pursuit to the city of Folsom where he was eventually arrested.

Officer-Involved Shooting – 44th Street & 23rd Avenue On April 14, 2022 at approximately 6:42 p.m., Sacramento Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of 44th Street and 14th Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit. As officers were pursuing the vehicle, the suspect exited his vehicle and fired a handgun at the officers’ vehicle, striking it at least two times.

One officer exited the patrol vehicle and returned fire at the suspect. The suspect re-entered his vehicle and once again fled from the officers. The suspect was not struck by gunfire during the shooting. One officer sustained a minor injury during the shooting, but no officers were struck by gunfire.

Officers pursued the suspect and numerous outside agencies and resources, including the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office helicopter (STAR), responded to assist. Officers followed the suspect throughout the City and County of Sacramento before officers lost sight of the suspect. A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle abandoned in the City of Folsom. A large area search was conducted by officers from multiple agencies including the Folsom Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and Sacramento Police Department.

During the area search, officers located the suspect near the Natoma Light Rail Station in the City of Folsom where he was taken into custody. During the arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of a handgun and ammunition (pictured below).

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Jose Borrego. Borrego will be booked for related charges at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

This incident is being investigated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, the Sacramento Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division and Professional Standards Unit. A response and investigation into the incident will also be conducted by the Sacramento Police Department’s Force Investigation Team which will focus on policy, tactics, and training as it relates to the use of force.

This incident falls under the City Council’s policy on Police Use of Force as well as SB 1421. As a result, the video and audio associated with this incident will be released to the public within 30 days. Detectives are in the process of identifying and retrieving video associated with this incident. The Office of Public Safety Accountability and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office are providing oversight by monitoring the investigation.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this incident to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

Weapon recovered from the suspect
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