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Suspect arrested in Rio Linda shooting

Joshua A. Imber, 37, of Rio Linda was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Joshua A. Imber, 37, of Rio Linda was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 38-year-old man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Wednesday night in Rio Linda, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reports.

At 8:24 p.m., residents began reporting shots fired in the 5800 block of West Second Street, Sgt. Shaun Hampton said. Several residents called authorities and reported the sound of a vehicle speeding away as well as the gunfire. As deputies headed to the scene, additional calls came in about a person down in the street who appeared to have gunshot wounds.

Deputies found the 38-year-old man in a driveway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, Hampton said in a news release. The officers administered first aid along with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Detectives identified Joshua A. Imber, 37, of Rio Linda as the suspect in the shooting. Imber was later found driving near Corning in Tehama County. Hampton said the detectives had some information about his vehicle description, gained more information from witness statements and enlisted the help of the California Highway Patrol to find him.

Assisted by the CHP, sheriff’s detectives attempted to stop Imber, but he sped away. The pursuit ended near southbound Interstate 5 at County Road 20, where Imber was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison