Q: What happened to the guy who was shot three times by Sacramento police in 1998 at Bing Maloney Golf Course?
Sharebare, Rancho Cordova
A: Damiko Lanier Green pleaded guilty to vehicle theft and evading arrest, the crimes that prompted a police chase onto the Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento on Nov. 20, 1998.
He also pleaded guilty to an Oct. 22, 1997, robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison.
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According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Green, who was 23 at the time, led police on a chase after an officer spotted a car that had been reported stolen speeding on Florin Road. The pursuit ended at the entrance to Chorley Park off 21st Street, where two people jumped out of the car. A foot pursuit followed, with the police officer chasing the driver, Green, onto the golf course.
The shooting occurred at the 14th hole after Green refused to show the officer his hands as he walked toward the officer in a threatening manner, the prosecutor said. Police said the officer, who shot Green in the chest, was unaware that Green was wanted in an armed robbery of United Food and Gas, 1481 Meadowview Road, 13 months earlier in which a robber fired a shot into the store’s ceiling.
The prosecutor said Green took off running because he knew he was wanted for the robbery, but when he was caught he wanted to be shot by the officer because of the prospect of prison.
About 40 golfers were reported on the course and a dozen children were at Chorley Park as the incident unfolded.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.