RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS 13) — A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy has been killed and another deputy wounded in a shooting in Rancho Cordova Monday afternoon that also left the suspect and a bystander injured, according to authorities.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones made the announcement during a 5 p.m. press conference on the shooting, saying that Deputy Mark Stasyuk was struck by a bullet in the upper body and died from his injury. Stasyuk, 27, was a four-year veteran of the department.
The second deputy, 28-year-old Julie Robertson, was struck in the arm and is expect to make a full recovery.
The shooting marks the third time in the last four years that the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Led by deputies on motorcycles, a long line of law enforcement vehicles slowly escorted the coroner’s van carrying the fallen deputy’s body in a solemn procession from the UC Davis Medical Center to the Sacramento County Coroners office.
Described by a fellow deputy as a bright, young, disciplined officer with a fantastic work ethic, Stasyuk lived in Fair Oaks with his wife.
Neighbors say he had just moved in after getting married earlier this year.
“And that’s really sad, it’s extremely sad,” neighbor Janet Norris said. “I know he’s just newly married, and he was a very clean-cut, very well spoken, young man, very personable.”
Authorities said they still had no information on the motive for the suspect in the shooting.
Sacramento Metro Fire said four people were transported to the hospital, including the Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies.
It’s not known whose bullets struck the bystander.
A fifth person refused treatment at the scene and was released.
Deputy Stasyuk was assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department as a patrol officer. He is survived by a wife, mother, father, and sister. He was preceded in death by his older brother.
CBS 13 in Sacramento reported that the suspect was in custody. So far, investigators are not releasing information on the suspect or his condition.
Witness Natalie Lane is a postal service clerk and was nearby when she heard the shots.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Twitter account first posted about the incident just before 2 p.m.
The shooting started at the Pep Boys on the 10,000 block of Folsom Boulevard near Highway 50 at about 1:40 p.m., then spilled into a parking lot to the west.
Folsom Boulevard will be closed for several hours near the shooting location as the investigation continues, authorities said.
A neighbor near the scene says he saw the arrest play out on the other side of his fence.
“You could hear the bullets whizzing by,” said a neighbor near the scene of the shooting.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s office issued a statement on the passing of deputy Mark Stasyuk Monday evening.
“Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to Deputy Stasyuk’s family, loved ones and colleagues and ask all Californians to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time,” the statement read.