Police ID Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

The 35-year-old was killed after fleeing from police when officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Sierra Gardens Drive.

Update: Police: No Weapons Found at Scene of Sierra Gardens Drive Shooting

Roseville Police have identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night as 35-year-old Paul Lawson Storey of Roseville.

Lawson was shot and killed Sept. 22 following a physical altercation with a police officer after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive.

According to Roseville Police, Lawson was allegedly very intoxicated and pushed a woman, then fled from police. A resident reported seeing him holding a gun. Officers located him in the 1700 block of Tanglewood Lane where they attempted to take him into custody. But an altercation ensued as he resisted arrest, police said.

According to Roseville Police, one officer on the scene feared for his safety and shot the male suspect. The Roseville man was pronounced dead at the scene, police report.

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Ray Mullins September 24, 2012 at 05:30 PM
There is something that bothers me in the narrative as presented by the news media. It says that the suspect was encountered on Tanglewood Ln, which is behind the deceased's home. However, he was shot at 1635 Sierra Gardens Dr., almost across the street from his home. The sudsy mess in the gutter in front of that address served as a ephemeral reminder most of Sunday morning. Clearly, something is being left out. I'm not saying that RvPD is hiding something, or that the Sac media left something out, but it would be nice to publicize what happened between "encounter" and "weapon discharge".
Dan September 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Sounds fishy to me. You don't kill a man for resisting arrest. Wow, he pushed a girl and resisted arrest. There was no weapons found on his possession or any in home or near crime scene. Trust that they searched high and low. How can you be in fear of your life when you have more than a couple cops on scene and man has no weapons. They have less lethal weapons they could have taken him down with i.e. pepper spray, tazer guns, and billy sticks. As a member of the placer county police department I know that they are doing everything they can to play this down. The officer responsible should be charged with murder on this one.
TheRealBigCouchPotato September 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Dan makes some good points. I think they have a protocol of using the least life threatening method before using a gun. I grant that if the guy attacked me, I wouldn't know what to do, but I hope the other cops would use the least lethal force possible. Maybe the officer who shot was really in fear for the other officer, but I do think there's a problem here. I hope they don't cover anything up.
Checka September 25, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Dan, The suspect did have a weapon. A baseball bat. A baseball bat is a deadly weapon and is under the same classification of deadly force as a gun/knife. BTW, there is no such thing as a Placer County Police Department. There is however a Sheriffs Department, sorry you forgot where you work. Sometimes there is not enough time to pull out a less lethal option. By a physical confrontation, the suspect could have been on top of the officer hitting him with a bat or he could have been charging at the officers. Tasers can only shoot 25 feet or so. 21 feet is considered deadly close, meaning a suspect can make contact with a mele weapon before you can pull a trigger.
John Herby Hancock September 25, 2012 at 06:05 PM
You people need to spend some time in your local PD dispatch and ride with officers. The world is out of control and these individuals are on the front lines risking their lives everyday! It was reported the individual had a gun and the officers have to assume the worst so they can go home to their loved ones. Too many people these days go around with their heads in the sand and have no idea what is happening in their own neighborhood, I think if you knew half of went on in your peaceful Roseville you would be shocked. I support the PD and the officers who defend my city daily. If you don't want to be ticketed, arrested, or shot obey the law. I do feel for the family and I'm sorry for your loss it's horrible but avoidable.
Lauren Gibbs September 25, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Here's an update on the shooting: http://patch.com/A-ydL8
Lauren Gibbs September 25, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Ray, hopefully this clarifies some things regarding where the encounter took place: http://patch.com/A-ydL8
TheRealBigCouchPotato September 25, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I've spent enough time in police stations..thank you very much...
celli cell February 15, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I think police should be held accountable for their actions. They choose to be police, and know the danger. You don't shoot a man with a bat. If you have any training or balls you disarm him without killing him. Put that man in jail!
Ernie Stoddard April 08, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Some residents questioned the shooting and whether or not Storey was armed with a weapon. “No weapons were recovered at the scene of the shooting,” Gunther said.


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