Suspect Arrested in Deputy Shooting

Sacramento Sheriff’s Department

On June 28, 2017, Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested Nicory Marquis Spann, 27, of Sacramento for the shooting of a Sheriff’s Deputy that occurred yesterday evening.

A little before 6:00 p.m. on June 27, 2017, a Sheriff’s deputy voiced over the radio that a suspect was fighting with him on the lower platform of Regional Transit located at Watt Avenue and Interstate 80 in North Highlands.  Shortly after the initial radio transmission, the officer updated that he had been shot.

Deputies responded to the scene along with other allied agencies.  The Sheriff’s helicopter was overhead immediately, and observed the suspect run into the Red Roof Inn on Watt Avenue.  A perimeter was immediately set up around the motel and the suspect was believed to be contained.  The injured deputy was transported by ambulance to a local hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

The Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail responded to the motel and began evacuations.  Deputies began clearing the hotel methodically with the assistance of the robot.  At approximately 9:15 p.m., the robot located Spann hiding in an alcove located in an outside hallway of the motel.  Deputies then took the suspect into custody without further incident.

The initial investigation shows the deputy made contact with Spann on the lower platform of the Regional Transit station.  Unprovoked, Spann violently attacked the deputy and began fighting with him.  At some point during the fight, Spann was able to get the deputy’s gun and fired two shots.  One of the shots struck the deputy in the face.

Click for full size photoSpann was arrested for attempted murder on a peace officer, and was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  He is currently ineligible for bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on June 29, 2017.

Deputy Alex Ladwig is the wounded officer, and is a four year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Ladwig is currently assigned to Regional Transit.  He is currently in stable condition with major facial injuries.

Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

One thought on “Suspect Arrested in Deputy Shooting

  1. “At some point during the fight, Spann was able to get the deputy’s gun and fired two shots. One of the shots struck the deputy in the face.”


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