Q: What happened to the man who reportedly shot a woman on Madison Avenue, across from Home Depot, and kept the street blocked off all day?
A: Jeremiah Hankins was arrested April 27, 2015, following a five-hour standoff that began with a shooting at a Carmichael duplex, and prompted evacuations and a school lockdown.
Hankins is accused of critically wounding a woman at a home in the 6000 block of Madison Avenue. Callers to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reported the woman was on the ground in front of the residence. Several people, including a postal worker, neighbors and passers-by, tried to rescue her but were driven off by gunfire.
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After several hours of negotiations with law enforcement officers, Hankins emerged from the residence and was taken into custody. He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon or firearm, assault with a rifle on a peace officer, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Hankins, 36, is in Sacramento County Jail, where he is being held without bail.
According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, he was found incompetent to stand trial in October and was committed to a state hospital. He has returned to jail from the state hospital and, on Thursday, the court again appointed doctors to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. The next court date, to consider the doctors’ reports, is scheduled Aug. 15.