Our network

South Sacramento homes evacuated Christmas morning after shots fired | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

South Sacramento homes evacuated Christmas morning after shots fired
News


Several homes in south Sacramento were evacuated Friday morning -- Christmas Day -- after an apparent domestic dispute lead to gunfire and a standoff with deputies. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said at 4:30 a.m. they were called about shots being fired inside a home near Nina and Thurman Ways. 

Spencer Louis Sawyer, 35, and his girlfriend were in an argument when Sawyer fired rounds, according to sheriff's department spokesperson Tony Turnbull. 

 

Turnbull said Sawyer was not shooting at his girlfriend, he was just firing in general. 

The girlfriend left the residents, and arriving deputies created a perimeter around the area while Sawyer barricaded himself inside the home.

Other residents in the neighborhood were temporarily evacuated when Sawyer refused to leave the home, Turnbull said. 

Just before 10 a.m., the sheriff's tactical units went into the home with the help of the department's canines. 

Sawyer was found in the home and arrested for negligible discharge of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. 

He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail. 


News