|Roseville Police Department||1051 Junction Blvd.|
Roseville, CA 95678
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #12-24 (updated)|
|Subject :||Officer-involved shooting|
|Contact :||Dee Dee Gunther, Police Public Information Officer 916-774-5015/257-1942|
|This release was updated 9/24/2012 to include the name of the deceased suspect., and to correct the location of the confrontation.|
At 10:53 p.m. Saturday, September 22, Roseville Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance
at a residence in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive. The male involved had pushed the woman, and was
reported to be very intoxicated and armed with a baseball bat.
As officers were responding, the man fled on
foot through the residential neighborhood.
A resident on Tanglewood Lane reported seeing a man running and holding a gun. The suspect returned to the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive, where officers contacted him and attempted to take him into custody. He resisted and got
into a physical altercation with one of the officers. The other officer at the scene, fearing for
the safety of his fellow officer, shot the male suspect.
The male, Paul Lawson Storey, 35, of Roseville,
was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident is being investigated by the Roseville Police
Investigations Unit, and the investigation will be monitored by the Placer
County District Attorney’s Office according to the department’s protocol for
officer-involved shootings. The two
officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, also according
to department protocol.