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UPDATE: Orangevale shooting suspect identified

ORANGEVALE, CA - A man suspected of shooting at Sacramento County sheriff's deputies was found dead inside an Orangevale home.

According to deputy Jason Ramos, 33-year-old Dennis Dean of Orangevale barricaded himself inside a home on the 9100 block of Kendrick Way after exchanging gunfire with deputies Thursday evening.

Deputies were serving a narcotics warrant at Dean's home around 4:30 p.m. Dean ran from the scene and deputies chased him and brought him back to the home, Ramos said.

At that time, deputies removed a woman from the home.

Around 5:35 p.m., with five deputies inside the home, Dean got  hold of a gun, which did not belong to a deputy, said Ramos.

Ramos said Dean then fired several shots, one of which grazed a deputy's hand. Deputies returned fire, hitting Dean as they retreated from the home.

Around 7:30 p.m., a robot was sent inside of the home through an open door, where they found Dean unresponsive.

Ramos said the incident is now a homicide investigation.


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