Shooting Victim was ‘Family Man’

Paul Lawson Storey was killed in an officer-involved shooting Sept. 22 near his Roseville home on Sierra Gardens Drive.

Friends and family members remember 35-year-old Paul Lawson Storey as a family man with a quirky sense of humor.

Storey was killed in an officer-involved shooting Sept. 22 following a physical altercation with an officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive, according to Roseville Police.

“He was a great father,” his wife Rachel Storey said. “He was actually doing a lot of mommy duties while I went back to school full time … he’s really close with the kids. He’s kind of like a big kid himself.”

Together they have two children — a 16-month-old daughter and a son who is turning 6 on Sunday.

Rachel Storey described her husband as a “family man” with a “quirky” sense of humor.

“He would do anything to make someone laugh,” she said.

The two met 10 years ago through mutual friends and have been married four years, Rachel Storey said.

Paul Storey worked for BCE Barnum & Celillo Electric based in Sacramento.

A co-worker of Paul Storey wrote on Roseville Patch’s Facebook page that “everyone who knew Paul absolutely loved him.”

“He was such a wonderful father and a good person,” Emerleen Enriquez wrote. “He used to bring in pears from his family's farm to share with the whole office.”

Paul Storey graduated Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento before settling in Roseville.

According to his obituary, Paul Storey loved the outdoors and country music and was a dedicated father and husband.

“He wanted nothing more than to see his kids grow,” Rachel Storey said.

Rachel Storey said her husband has been depicted in a false light through local media reports and commenters.

“It seems like he’s trying to be portrayed as something he’s not by the media,” she said. “He was a family man.”

Did you know Paul Storey? Feel free to share your memories in the comment section below.

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Jim Rome September 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM
His wife was the one who called 911 cause he was pushing her around right?
Kevin Bowers September 28, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Paul was a very good guy and he will definitly be missed
Anita Smithson September 28, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Rachel, if there is anything we can do as a community to help you. Please reach out, you can contact Lauren Gibbs, she can share with you my contact info. I want to help however I can.
Mr simpson September 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM
was lethal force really called for here? This is outrageous?
Daryl Monks September 28, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I have read many opinions about Paul over the last few days. Many of them from ignorant strangers who feel the need to judge a good man, who they will never know. Whatever mistake Paul might have made on Saturday night, it was not worthy of the death sentence. The situation is sickening. I hope that cop can realise what he has done and that he is made to answer for it. Paul will be missed.
Rstorey September 28, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Jim Rome screw you , you know nothing of Paul or his family. How dare you form an opinion about someone you don't know. He was a great man, far better then you will ever be.
Kimberly Freeman September 28, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I think the situation could have been handled a lot better by the cops. If he was tased once and it did not stop him, why not use pepper spray that they carry on there body as well as a gun and a baton.
Michelle Beezley September 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM
This is very upsetting. Very difficult to see a beautiful young man not be with us any longer.
Ron Lopp October 01, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Two trained police officers can't handle one person? I hope the truth about what happened is found and delivered.
Dr. Klystron October 02, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Paul and Rachel are my neighbors. I always wanted to get to know them better and now I'm sorry I didn't. Paul was a good guy. A real family man. He brought his little girl over to see me a few days befote he was killed. Based on what I have seen and heard, I can't understand how this could have happened. It is so tragic. God bless you Rachel and your children.
A Roseville Resident October 02, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That is what early reports indicated. Yes.
A Roseville Resident October 02, 2012 at 10:04 PM
It's the piece of the story I would like to see some follow-up on. The police are taking a real beating in this story (and yes, it's tragic beyond words), yet they were called because someone felt they were needed. No one seems to want to discuss that.
Charity Jobe September 07, 2013 at 12:11 PM
I met paul in 1999, he was always a very GIVING LOYAL CARING person. Could make anyone laugh, never said a harsh word about anyone. This in entirely tragic and sad.God Speed Paul Lawson Storey. I will always remember your smile and laughter. My prayers go out to your family, wife and children.
Kendra Howe February 22, 2014 at 01:15 AM
This is such injustice to Paul! I was absolutly blessed to know such a kind loving caring thoughtful man! I met him in 1997 he was such a wonderful guy! Fun friendly happy silly -always smiling! He always wanted those around him happy, he liked to teach you new things, a big kid stuck in a grown ups body - always looking for the brighter side of things- he'd give you the shirt off his back or the last of his $ if you needed help more than he needed it. Absolutely NOT a man that would have posed such a threat to officers that his death was their only option! NEVER! This is unbelievable! Such a great guy is murdered by police while real criminals walk away with warnings! He had made some mistakes in life but nothing that could ever justify something as horrific as this- R.I.P. PAUL <3 Love ya- K


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