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Man who reportedly shot at Elk Grove police released from hospital, booked into jail

Eduard Kamilchu was booked on suspicion of attempted assault with a destructive/explosive device, arson, violation of a domestic violence restraining order and violation of probation.
Eduard Kamilchu was booked on suspicion of attempted assault with a destructive/explosive device, arson, violation of a domestic violence restraining order and violation of probation. Elk Grove Police Department

The man who reportedly fired at police officers from a second-story window before setting fire to the house he was in has been released from a local hospital and is behind bars.

Eduard Kamilchu, 30, was booked into Sacramento County jail on Monday night on suspicion of two counts of attempted assault with a destructive/explosive device as well as arson, violation of a domestic violence restraining order and violation of probation. Bail is set at $1.04 million. The Ripon Police Department also had a warrant out for Kamilchu’s arrest for an undisclosed misdemeanor.

About 7 p.m. Friday, Elk Grove police responded to a family disturbance inside a home in the 10100 block of Tremont Drive. Three adults ran out of the home when police arrived, but one man remained inside, Officer Jason Jimenez told The Sacramento Bee.

Kamilchu allegedly fired gunshots at officers before starting a fire inside the home and jumping out of a window. He was detained with a K-9 unit’s assistance shortly before 9 p.m., marking his third arrest in Elk Grove, then admitted to a local hospital to be treated for a broken arm, smoke inhalation and injuries inflicted by the dogs, Sgt. Joshua Magdaleno said.

On Jan. 13, 2017, Kamilchu pleaded no contest to domestic violence in exchange for three years’ probation, according to Sacramento County Superior Court records. He violated that probation in April and again in August before completing a batterer’s treatment program in November.

Kamilchu had previously pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol content above 0.08 percent and violating a restraining order.

If you have information about any of these people, please call 800-222-7463 or 916-443-4357, or report online at crimealert.org.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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