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W. Sacramento PD seeking police impersonator

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The West Sacramento Police Dept. is seeking at least one person suspected of impersonating police and pulling over a vehicle on Sunday.

According to Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Dept., a red, mid-2000 model Ford Mustang with a red and blue light was used to pull over a woman in the area of Promenade St. and Southport Pkwy.

Steele advised people stopped by a vehicle whose authenticity is questionable, to slowly proceed to a well lit and public area while calling police dispatch.

West Sacramento manhunt started with shoplifting incident

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A day-long manhunt for a shooting and carjacking suspect Friday started with a shoplifting incident at a West Sacramento Walmart.

West Sacramento police said 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Graves was suspected of theft, but got away before police arrived. Then, police said, he went to a nearby machine shop, where he fired on arriving workers and stole a high powered hunting rifle similar to a police sniper weapon.

That is why authorities did not want traffic moving on the freeway.

"Absolutely, the subject had already fired on citizens in our community, had fired on police," Sgt. Nathan Steele said. "We needed to ensure he wouldn't shoot at motorists."

Slain carjacking suspect had troubled past

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A man fatally shot by police after leading officers on a 14-hour manhunt that shut down one of Interstate 80 had a criminal past and struggled with addiction.

Family members of 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Graves told the Sacramento Bee that his marriage was failing and that he was awaiting trial on felony robbery charges.

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Graves' uncle, Ed Graves, said his nephew had trouble holding down a job, and had struggled with a painkiller addiction.

His brother-in-law Mario Albornoz said Graves had a 5-year-old son, but that his marriage to the mother was dissolving.

Suspected W. Sacramento carjacker identified

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The man suspected of shooting at three people, carjacking three others, stealing a tractor, and leading police on a pursuit through the western and northern sections of Sacramento before being killed on Friday was identified on Saturday.

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Sheriff: Possible West Sac carjacking suspect is dead

SACRAMENTO, CA - A possible suspect in a carjacking in West Sacramento is dead after a shootout with officers Friday evening, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. 

The person was in an apartment at the Ardenaire apartment complex at 1972 Ethan Way. Deputy Jason Ramos said the individual started a fire in the apartment unit. Flame-colored smoke could be seen billowing over the apartment complex.

The Howe Avenue and Cottage Way area was cordoned off and the Ardenaire apartments were evacuated. An evacuation center for residents was available at Howe Park Community Center, 2201 Cottage Way. 

Search for armed man shuts down I-80 btwn. West Sac. & Davis

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A shooting at a West Sacramento business turned into an extensive police pursuit and search for an armed man suspected of shooting at police officers  Friday morning.

According to West Sacramento police reports, three employees were shot at when they walked in on at least one intruder at B&R Head and Block Repair on Harbor Boulevard around 6 a.m. 

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The employees said they called out to the shadowy figure, "Who's there?" and the individual shot at them three times.  They took cover behind a piece of machinery then ran for the exit.  While fleeing the building, the employees said they were shot at again.  All three managed to escape the building uninjured.

Wanted man arrested in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO - An alert West Sacramento police officer helped capture a wanted fugitive in the area of Riverbank Rd. and Yolo St. on Monday morning.

According to West Sacramento Police on scene, an officer saw an individual he thought he recognized as a wanted man in a car at an apartment complex. When the officer turned on his police lights, the man turned off his vehicle lights, pulled out of the apartment driveway and fled.

The officer and several other police vehicles pursued the man reaching speeds as high as 60 miles per hour before the fleeing driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed, and fled on foot, said police.

West Sacramento police officers and K-9 units searched the area briefly before locating the man in the backyard of a home.

The individual was arrested and upon further investigation, determined to indeed be a wanted fugitive. However, the man was not the fugitive the officer had originally suspected, according to police.