CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of shooting and critically wounding a woman surrendered Monday after a five-hour standoff during which he fired at Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
Jeremiah Hankins, 35, taken from a duplex in handcuffs at about 3 p.m. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other crimes, according to a Sheriff’s Department statement.
Deputies were called to the duplex in the Sacramento suburb at about 10 a.m., and they found a woman in her 30s who had been shot in the neck. She was lying on the driveway and neighbors were trying to help her, and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said.
Kevin Williams, who lives near where the shooting happened, said he heard four shots and a woman screaming.
“I stuck my head out of the door and saw my neighbor sitting on the driveway with blood on her, and I went in to call 911,” Williams told KCRA-TV.
The woman was conscious when neighbors found her, Williams said. She and the gunman live in the duplex with a teenage son, he added.
The gunman remained inside the duplex.
“When we arrived on the scene, he was shooting from the home at deputies,” sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman told The Sacramento Bee. He fired more at authorities three more times during the standoff he periodically talked with negotiators until finally surrendering, authorities said.
No one was injured during the standoff.
Students at Charles Peck Elementary School, about half a mile from the shooting scene, were told to stay inside buildings.
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