Posted Monday, March 3rd 2014 @ 11am by KFBK News - Neal West
The Sacramento County coroner's office has released the names of the two people killed in officer involved shootings Sunday.
Forty-one-year old Ryan Matthew Shannon of Antelope was shot and killed after he reportedly pointed a handgun at officers and 22-year old Gabriella Monique Nevarez was killed after a high-speed chase in which she apparently rammed two police cars with officers inside and they fired on her out of fear for their safety.
It was a wild weekend in the Sacramento Area as authorities investigated two unrelated officer involved shootings in a 12 hour period that left two dead.
The first happened a little after 2 am Sunday morning as Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies responded to multiple reports of shots fired in an area of Antelope Road, and found a man in his late 20s carrying an assault rifle. Deputies directed him to drop the weapon.
"He refused the directive and instead pulled out a second weapon, which was a handgun, pointed it directly at the officers at which time they fired shots at him, and struck him." Sgt. Lisa Bowman says the suspect, who has yet to be identified, died at an area hospital a short time later.
"It's so hard to tell what the mindset of this man, walking around at two in the morning armed with a couple of guns is..."
The two deputies involved, including a nine-year veteran, have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, standard procedure in any officer involved shooting.
A second shooting happened just before noon. Citrus Heights PD was chasing a reported stolen car when the female driver rammed a CHPD patrol car. Officers opened fire at the driver. Police say the woman tried ramming two police cruisers during a pursuit that reached speeds of 70 miles per hour.
The woman in her 20's died of multiple gun shot wounds.
It's been reported that there were no injuries to officers with Citrus Heights PD.