Sacto 9-1-1
July 19, 2012
UPDATE: Police say shots that drew Rocklin SWAT response came from pellet gun

A report of man firing a gun in front of a Rocklin home this evening drew SWAT officers but ended peacefully with no arrests or injuries.

Rocklin Police Lt. Lon Milka said the gun proved to be a pellet gun.

Milka said officers were called to the 2200 block of Quarry Way at 5:30 p.m. They were told that a man had walked into the front yard of his home and fired a shotgun or rifle, then walked back into the house.

Whenever police respond to an incident in which a firearm is believed to be involved, Milka said, they want to be sure plenty of officers are on scene before they call out the suspect.

In this case, he estimated at least 24 members of fire and law enforcement agencies were at the scene. When they ordered the people inside the house to come out, he said, two men who appeared to be in their 20s emerged. Officers then searched the house to make sure no one else was inside.

Milka said it was determined that the gun involved was a pellet gun. Shooting such a gun in the city limits is not illegal, so no arrests were made.

It is unclear,he said, why the man discharged the gun.

Milka advised people not to fire any type of gun in a residential area, noting that people in the neighborhood thought it was firearm.

He said reverse 911 calls were made to neighborhood residents advising them to stay inside their homes during the incident, which ended about 7:50 p.m.

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