FAIR OAKS (CBS/AP) — Sacramento County authorities said they have arrested a homeowner who fatally shot a suspected burglar and wounded another intruder.
Sheriff’s officials say Jerry Rasmussen of Fair Oaks was booked into Sacramento County jail Wednesday on suspicion of possessing prohibited ammunition and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The 60-year-old Rasmussen was scheduled to appear in court Friday.READ MORE: 4 San Jose Double Homicide Suspects Arrested; Drugs, Weapons Seized
Officials say Rasmussen was startled by intruders in his home early Wednesday. Armed with a handgun, he shot two strangers, who were in their 30s. One fled and the other died.READ MORE: Police Arrest Suspect in Tenderloin Stabbing Incident
Authorities say when deputies arrived at Rasmussen’s home they found the dead man, as well as evidence of forced entry. The other man was found at a hospital with a gunshot wound. He is expected to be arrested.MORE NEWS: Update: 3 Injured In San Jose Stabbing; Suspect Fatally Struck By Truck On Highway 85
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