Police release name of suspect killed in Saturday confrontation
In the wake of an officer-involved shooting that ended the life of a domestic violence suspect Saturday night, the Roseville Police Department is now identifying the deceased assailant as Paul Lawson Storey, a 35-year-old man from Roseville.
Authorities are also clarifying information about whether Storey had possession of a gun.
Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said the incident began around 10:53 p.m. Saturday night, when two officers went to the aid of a woman who was being threatened at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive. Storey had reportedly pushed the woman down and was menacing her with a baseball bat. Gunther said Storey may have been “highly intoxicated.”
The suspect led the officers on a foot chase, which eventually ended on Tanglewood Lane. Prior to the police catching up with Storey, at least one neighborhood witness believed he was running with a handgun.
“That witness sighting was before his confrontation with the officers,” Gunther said Monday. “No weapons were found at the scene of where the shooting happened.”
The shooting occurred when the officers eventually came face-to-face with Storey on Tanglewood Lane. Storey allegedly attacked one of them. Gunther said the other officer, fearing for his partner’s safety, shot and killed the suspect.
Following department protocol, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave as the incident is reviewed under the supervision of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.
This story will be updated as more information is obtained.
~ Scott Thomas Anderson