Shots Fired at Vigil for Carjacking Suspect

Police respond to report of shots fired near home where suspect in yesterday's carjacking died in Natomas. / Photo courtesy Carmen Quintero

Police respond to report of shots fired near home where suspect in yesterday’s carjacking died in Natomas. / Photo courtesy Carmen Quintero

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A vigil in Natomas for the suspect in yesterday’s carjacking turned violent tonight.

Sacramento Police responded to the Regency Park neighborhood on a report of shots fired at about 9:45 p.m. near Bridgecross Way. Vehicles were also reported spinning donuts in the street nearby by witnesses.

At about 7:30 p.m. a large crowd began gathering in front of the home where a candlelight vigil was being held for carjacking suspect Jose Roberto Leon, 22, who died during a standoff with law enforcement. Leon was a suspect in an officer-involved shooting following a traffic stop by CHP in Rio Linda on Tuesday.

Police have blocked off several roadways into the Regency Park neighborhood of Natomas.

A crowd of about 100 people had gathered in front of the home on Bridgecross is now dispersing.

No injuries were reported.

Photo by Stormi Morris

Photo by Stormi Morris

Photo courtesy Ilianna Gutierrez

Photo courtesy Ilianna Gutierrez