CHP: Shooting suspect still at large |

CHP: Shooting suspect still at large

An unidentified man who may have been involved in a shooting in the Sacramento area was still at large Friday, a day after California Highway Patrol investigators looked for him at a house near Grass Valley.

“We have no clue where he’s at,” CHP Lt. Janice Mulanix said a little before 7 p.m. Friday. “He’s still out.”

The CHP assumes the suspect in the July 26 shooting is back in Sacramento, according to Mulanix, who is based out of the North Sacramento office. No one was hurt in the shooting incident, she said.

The identity of suspect is unknown. He is described as Hispanic, approximately age 30, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 220 pounds, with dark eyes and hair, and a handlebar mustache, is unknown, she said.

In Grass Valley, CHP Lt. Ed Michalkiewicz said the man had stayed at a trailer on a property on Pine Cone Circle. He added that two North Sacramento CHP investigators came to investigate, asked for assistance, and were joined by three CHP officers from the Grass Valley office. They were also assisted by the Nevada County Sheriff1s Office.

The suspect was not at the trailer, but his white Chevy pickup truck was impounded, Michalkiewicz stated. The search ended at around 7 p.m., when, according to Michalkiewicz, the man was believed to have left the area.

Neighbor Rochelle Hill said a CHP plane hovered over the area from about 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. while the search was going on.

Hill said she called 911 at 7:45 p.m. after she and two other neighbors saw a man come out of the woods, scale a nearby dirt hill then disappear.

“It was very unsettling,” said Hill. “I didn’t sleep well last night.”

Mulanix said that that man was not the one wanted for questioning.

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