At 10:27 p.m. on October 2, 2017, a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a stolen vehicle being driven on the roadway near the intersection of Robinette Road and Chriswoods Court, in the south area of Sacramento County.
The Deputy, while driving a marked vehicle and in full uniform, followed the stolen vehicle as it turned onto a dead-end street. At the end of the street, the deputy stopped his vehicle and ordered the occupants to stop. The driver turned the vehicle around and accelerated, driving towards the deputy and his vehicle. Fearing for his safety, the deputy discharged his firearm at the driver of the vehicle. The deputy’s vehicle was struck by the suspect vehicle causing the deputy to sustain a minor injury to his arm.
The suspect drove away from the scene and was immediately observed by an aircraft from the California Highway Patrol. Additional Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to the area along with a Sheriff’s Department helicopter. While under observation from the aircraft overhead, the driver stopped the vehicle in a nearby residential neighborhood where both occupants fled on foot. The female driver and male passenger were later apprehended during a search of the area. Neither the driver nor male passenger sustained any injuries as a result of the shooting.
The investigation into the incident will be conducted by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting that occurs in the Sheriff’s Department’s jurisdiction. Independent review of the officer involved shooting will be conducted by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the Inspector General. The officer involved in the shooting is an 11 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. The deputy is assigned to field services in the Sheriff’s Department Central Division.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 29-year-old Donnell Chong of Sacramento and the passenger was identified as 40-year-old Eldon Campbell also of Sacramento. Chong was arrested for charges related to assault on a police officer and receiving known stolen property. Campbell was arrested for resisting arrest and an unrelated arrest warrant. Both remain in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton