A 20-year-old man was arrested today in Richmond in connection with a January assault on a Citrus Heights man in Vacaville.
Julian Broussard was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to a U.S. Marshals Service news release.
About 5:35 p.m. Jan. 17, Vacaville police received a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Alamo Drive. The victim was a 58-year-old Citrus Heights man who had posted property for sale on Craigslist.
The suspects contacted the victim, expressed an interest in purchasing the property, and arranged a meeting time and place. When the victim arrived at the location, two suspects approached his vehicle. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim from the passenger side of the vehicle and a struggle over the gun ensued. During the struggle, a shot was fired that exited through the roof panel of the victim's vehicle, according to the news release.
The second suspect assaulted the victim from the driver's side of the vehicle, striking him several times with an unknown weapon, officials said. The victim suffered a cut on the back of his head and an injury to his left leg.
The suspects ran off along a bike trail toward La Cruz Lane and were seen driving from the area in a silver vehicle.
The Vacaville Police Department issued a warrant for Broussard on one count of armed robbery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Vacaville police coordinated with the U.S. Marshal's task force to help locate Broussard.
The U.S. Marshals Service developed information that Broussard was staying at a residence in the 500 block of 16th Street in Richmond. About 11 a.m. today, the task force was conducting surveillance and saw Broussard come out of an apartment on 16th Street and enter the passenger side of his girlfriend's car parked in the driveway, officials said.
While Broussard was in the vehicle, deputies moved in and arrested him without incident.