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Man accused of shooting at officers, setting fire to house in Elk Grove standoff

A man who reportedly fired shots at Elk Grove police officers during a standoff at an Elk Grove home Friday evening remained in the hospital Saturday afternoon, recovering from wounds caused by police K-9s and smoke inhalation, police say.

The suspect is accused of setting a home on fire during the incident, and eventually jumping out a window before he was taken into police custody, said Officer Jason Jimenez, a police spokesman. No officers were hurt in the shooting, he said.

“The second story of the residence sustained significant fire damage from the fire that the suspect had set,” Jimenez said. “He is currently being treated at a local hospital, so once he’s cleared, we’ll book him into jail.”

Friday’s incident started about 7 p.m. in the 10100 block of Trafton Court, south of Whitelock Parkway and east of Franklin Boulevard. Officers received word of a family disturbance and when they arrived, saw three adults come out of the home, but a man remained inside, Jimenez said.

The man barricaded himself in the house and fired shots at officers, but did not hit them.

At some point, the man started a fire that spread through the house, Jimenez said. The man then jumped out a window and was placed in police custody shortly before 9 p.m. Jimenez said firefighters then moved in and began working to extinguish the fire.

Jimenez could not say what charges the man would be booked into jail for once he was released from the hospital. He did not know if any weapons were found inside the home by Saturday afternoon.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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