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Man who fired ‘at least one round’ at officers in Rancho Cordova arrested, officials say

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A potentially suicidal man who shot at police officers along the American River on Tuesday afternoon was arrested, officials said.

Rancho Cordova police received a call at 12:28 p.m. from family members who were concerned about the well-being of the man, Daniel Bingenheimer, said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Tess Deterding. He had made statements indicating he was possibly suicidal, according to Deterding.

Investigators were able to narrow down Bingenheimer’s location to an orchard near Rod Beaudry Drive and Folsom Boulevard, Deterding said. They also received information that he was possibly armed and threatening to hurt law enforcement and civilians.

Bingenheimer, 33, fired “at least one round” at officers who were setting up a containment area but did not injure anybody, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office news release. Officers did not return fire, and the sheriff’s department Special Enforcement Detail responded.

The suspect was detained without further incident at 2:13 p.m, according to Deterding.

He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for allegedly assaulting a peace officer with a firearm, according to the news release.

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Jaimie Ding, from Scripps College, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee with an interest in politics and international relations. She grew up in Vancouver, Washington.

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