Rhe Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has identified the gunman accused of killing Deputy Robert French and injuring two California Highway Patrol officers during a shootout in Sacramento.
32-year-old Thomas Littlecloud is being treated at a local hospital and is currently in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
A second suspect, identified as 23-year-old Priscilla Prendez, of Oakland, was arrested earlier in the day by the California Highway Patrol for vehicle theft and felony evasion. A third woman was detained and questioned, but she was released.
Priscilla Prendez Courtesy of Sac County Sheriff
The two California Highway Patrol are now in stable condition and expected to recover.
Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French died of his injuries en-route to the hospital. Deputy French was a 21 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. The 51-year-old leaves behind three adult children, grandchildren, a sister and live-in girlfriend.
Deputy Robert French Courtesy of Sac County Sheriff
The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has established a memorial fund for Deputy French. Checks made out to “Robert French Memorial Fund” may be sent to 2843 Manlove Road, Sacramento, CA 95826. Donations may be made online at Cahpcu.org.