Police say, Jackson Pinney, the suspect in Wednesday’s shootings in Citrus Heights and Roseville, has been captured. Police in Roseville said they saw Pinney’s car on Thursday around the intersection of Auburn-Folsom and Eureka roads. A little after 4 o’clock, officers found him near the intersection of Douglas Boulevard and Auburn-Folsom Road and took him into jail.
Authorities said that Wednesday’s gunshot in Roseville inspired the threat that forced some lawmakers to evacuate the California State Capitol on Thursday. Roseville police notified CHP that the same suspect who opened fire on a Kaiser Permanente hospital the night before also made a serious threat against the State Capitol on Thursday morning, prompting a partial evacuation and heightened security.
Pinney, a 30-year-old resident of Hayward, was named as the suspect. Assembly proceedings in California were postponed on Thursday because to the threat. The Senate relocated its operations. Anyone could visit the Capitol building.
“The CHP and security partners are present at the Capitol in higher numbers in the Capitol area and are aware of the situation,” the Secretary of the Senate stated in a statement.
State Assemblyman Issac G. Bryan tweeted shortly after 10 a.m., “We are all safe in the Capitol. There is no active shooter, but there was a credible.” A notice reading “State capitol temporarily closed to the public” was displayed at the building’s entrance later Thursday afternoon.
Roseville police say they got a call about shots fired from a pickup truck near Eureka Road and Douglas Boulevard at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. When police arrived, they discovered that the Kaiser building had been hit twice by what they believe to be pullets. There were no casualties or hits.
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“At this time, we believe this suspect may also be related to an incident at the State Capitol,” the department added. The inquiry, according to police, is still open. Roseville police said the pickup involved in the killings was a 2002 gold Ford F150 with California license plate 6V04299.
The soft tonneau cover is black in color. A white 1996 Acura Integra bearing the California license plate 6FWU532 was also linked to Pinney. Roseville police claim that Pinney was identified as the shooter because witness descriptions matched those on his driver’s license.
The CHP reports that Pinney may possibly be connected to a gunshot in Citrus Heights where no one was hurt. Senate and Assembly officials claimed there was an increased police presence on Thursday, but a protest and people strolling through the park outside the Capitol gave the impression that business as usual.
People, including school groups, began touring the facility around 10 a.m. after it opened to the public. Pinney is being booked into the Placer County Jail on multiple charges, including attempted murder, assault with a firearm, firing from a moving vehicle, shooting at an occupied residence, and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Roseville Police Department.
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