CARMICHAEL (AP/CBS13) – A suspect has been shot following a reported carjacking in Rancho Cordova.
Rancho Cordova police were able to track the SUV through GPS to an apartment complex in an unincorporated area of Sacramento County and found the vehicle in a parking lot.READ MORE: Field Of Flags Open To Public Through Fourth Of July
When deputies arrived at the vehicle, they found it was empty, according to a sheriff’s department spokesperson. They say the suspect then approached the vehicle and fired shots at the deputies. They returned fire, hitting the suspect who was then transported to the hospital in unknown condition.READ MORE: Nelson, Sandra Fires In Butte County Fully Contained
El Camino Avenue was closed in both directions during the shooting investigation.
The victim in the Rancho Cordova carjacking was uninjured.MORE NEWS: Amador County Couple's Art Raises Nearly $200K For Wildfire Victims
The incident began on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. when the initial carjacking victim called for help. The driver told authorities that he’d been leaving work when an armed suspect had pointed a gun at him in a parking lot in the city of Rancho Cordova and demanded his Ford Explorer’s keys, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.