Sacto911 blog logo

Google Maps

Sacramento police said the incident began after a man heard sounds outside his home in the 6200 block of Power Inn Road (shown here) near Elder Creek Road about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Sacramento residents come out swinging at prowler

Published: Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 8:54 am

The discovery of a prowler at a residence in southeastern Sacramento erupted into baseball bat swinging and gunfire.

Sacramento police said that a man heard sounds outside his home in the 6200 block of Power Inn Road near Elder Creek Road about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. When he investigated, he found a man near the gate leading to his backyard.

A fight began between the two with the resident being joined by his son in the struggle. The prowler then ran to his vehicle being pursued by the two from the home who had armed themselves with baseball bats. They used the bats to pummel the prowler’s vehicle until the suspect got out a handgun and shot at them.

Undaunted, they followed him until he shot at their vehicle. At that point, they returned home to call police.

The prowler got away. He was described in a police activity log as a black man, 25 to 30 years old, wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

He was last seen driving a gray Ford Aerostar van with the rear windows smashed out.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

Read more articles by Bill Lindelof



Connect with Sacto911

Sacto911 Archives

Note: The Sacto911 blog switched blog platforms in November 2013. All posts after the switch are found here. Older posts are available using the list below.


Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

TODAY'S CIRCULARS