Two shootings in which law enforcement officers killed suspects last month in Roseville have been determined as justifiable by the city Police Department.
The cases involve Charles David Williams, who was shot by an off-duty Sacramento County sheriff's deputy in the officer's Roseville home April 3, and Jason Paul Yule, who was shot by a Roseville police officer in a downtown business area April 7.
Roseville Police Lt. David Allison said the completed investigation reports have been forwarded to the Placer County District Attorney's Office for further review.
Allison said the probe in the first shooting concluded that Williams, 40, of Roseville, had illegally entered the off-duty deputy's home and apparently attacked her.
"In her own self-defense, she used her firearm," Allison said. "Sexual assault appears to have been the motive of the man who was shot."
Williams, who friends described as being highly intoxicated just hours before the shooting, was struck in the head by the gunfire, he said.
In the Yule case, investigators determined that the on-duty police officer also acted in self-defense, Allison said.
Workers in downtown businesses had called police to report a suspicious man.
According to police, the suspect ran when an officer arrived.
"(Yule) was carrying a 5-foot-long metal pipe," Allison said. "He turned and confronted the officer and came after him in a threatening manner with the pipe."
Yule, 27 and homeless, was struck in the chest by the officer's gunfire, Allison said.
He said the Police Department is awaiting toxicology reports to determine whether the two deceased men may have been using drugs or alcohol.
-- Art Campos