Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies set out to arrest 31-year-old Patrick Linggi on a felony warrant.
When deputies contacted him at his home in the 1000 block of Clinton Road in Arden Arcade, Linggi barricaded himself inside and told officers he had a gun, according to the Sheriff’s Department. A standoff stretched more than seven hours and culminated in Linggi’s apparent suicide.
A woman left the house almost immediately after Linggi closed himself in. Deputies surrounded the residence, according to department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull, and ordered nearby houses to be evacuated. Negotiators spent hours trying to convince Linggi to surrender, Turnbull said, but he refused. After a few hours, he cut off communication.
At about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, officers breached the house and found Linggi in a bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the department.
Court records show Linggi was charged in April with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and transporting or selling methamphetamine. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court on April 7. In 2005, Linggi pleaded no contest to assault with a firearm and received five years probation. He violated the terms of his probation in 2007 and served 90 days in jail.