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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man arrested in domestic dispute that led to gunshots, house fire?

Q: What happened in the case of a Cameron Park man, Michael Hoffer, who was arrested in March after an early morning domestic dispute where gunshots were fired at sheriff’s deputies and a home burned to the ground?

Marcy, Cameron Park

A: Michael Allen Hoffer, 44, remains in El Dorado County Jail charged with multiple offenses, including attempted murder, assault on a peace officer with a firearm and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

According to El Dorado County Superior Court online records, his next court date, for a pre-preliminary hearing, is Jan. 15.

Hoffer was arrested March 16 after an early morning domestic dispute at a residence in the 3000 block of Oakwood Road in Cameron Park led to gunshots directed at deputies and a house fire.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, deputies responded to a report of a domestic problem about 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, a woman involved in the dispute was outside the house. Hoffer was still in the house and deputies noticed that he was holding a rifle. When deputies went to speak to him, gunshots rang out from the house. One deputy returned fire, sheriff’s officials said.

Not long after that, a fire broke out and quickly grew in intensity. Deputies found Hoffer outside and took him into custody. Sheriff’s officials said it was unclear whether the fire forced him from the home or he whether he was already outside when it broke out.

Neighboring homes were evacuated due to the fire.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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