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Eric J. Abril Arrested After CHP Officer and 2 Hostages Shot Killing One

Eric J. Abril was transported to the hospital and is awaiting a booking into the jail.

Roseville Police Department Press Release Re: Eric J. Abril Arrest

April 7, 2023 update to shooting at Mahany Park

The Roseville Police Department is confirming an Officer Involved Shooting occurred. The Initial OIS was between the suspect Eric J. Abril and the California Highway Patrol. The Roseville Police Department responded to assist CHP, at which time Roseville Officers and CHP officers engaged the suspect.

Gunfire was exchanged between the officers and the suspect. The suspect was injured and taken into custody shortly after.

Suspect Identification:

At this time, the Roseville Police Department can confirm a CHP Task Force was attempting a search warrant service on 35-year-old suspect Eric J. Abril of Roseville. The suspect remains hospitalized and has not been officially booked into the Placer County Jail. Once the suspect has gone through the official booking process, we will release the booking photo.

For information related to the initial search warrant media should contact CHP directly.

Victim Identification:

The deceased has been identified as James MacEgan of Roseville and the second victim has been identified as his spouse. The Roseville Police Department is respecting the family’s privacy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this tragic time.

The Roseville Police Department will continue investigating next week and release more information then.

We would again like to send our condolences to the victims, the victim’s family and everyone involved in yesterday’s incident. There were heroic efforts and responses from multiple allied agencies who responded to assist during this tragic event.

We would also like to thank the Firefighters from Station 5 who were quick to respond and safely bring the injured CHP officer into the fire station for refuge and provided immediate medical treatment prior to transport.

As this is still an ongoing investigation, we will not be releasing additional information at this time regarding the role of the firefighters on the scene during this incident. Any media inquiries can be directed to the Roseville Police Department.

Source: KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco

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