Sacto 9-1-1
April 13, 2012
Update: Coroner releases ID of man killed in Orangevale shootout with deputies

The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of the man found dead last night in an Orangevale home after an exchange of gunfire with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies serving a search warrant.

He was identified as Dennis Dean, 33, of Orangevale.

Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said narcotics officers went to the house in the 9100 block of Kendrick Way, north of Madison Avenue and east of Hazel Avenue, to serve the warrant Thursday afternoon.

At the home, they contacted Dean, who eventually fled as deputies gave chase.

Following a foot pursuit, they caught Dean, who was returned to the Kendrick Way home.

At about 5:30 p.m., Dean allegedly was able to retrieve a handgun and fire several rounds at deputies, striking one of them in the hand.

Faced with "imminent danger," Ramos said the three deputies returned fire, then backed out of the residence.

A news release from the department said that the suspect was hit an unknown number of times by gunfire from the deputies.

Deputies say they believed Dean was struck during the shooting but did not know the extent of his injuries. A SWAT team and negotiators were called to the scene and residents of nearby homes were evacuated.

When deputies were unable to make contact with the man, a camera-equipped robot was sent into the house about 7:30 p.m. and made visual contact with the man, who appeared to be unresponsive. Ramos said SWAT team members were then sent in to be sure the scene was safe. A medic entered and determined Dean was dead.

The deputy wounded by the suspect was treated at the scene.

Ramos said a woman was at the house when deputies arrived, but she was taken out before the shooting.

He said deputies involved in the shooting would be placed on administrative leave in keeping with department policies.

The deputies involved have 12, 16 and 19 years of service with the department.

Cathy Locke contributed to this report.

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