Sacto 9-1-1
September 24, 2012
Roseville police name man shot by one of their officers

Roseville police have released the name of a man shot by an officer during a struggle Saturday night.

He was identified as Paul Lawson Storey, 35, of Roseville.

A Roseville police officer Saturday shot and killed Storey who authorities said was resisting arrest and fighting with a fellow officer.

According to police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, the incident began shortly before 11 p.m. Sautrday in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive.

Officers were investigating reports that a "very intoxicated" man who was armed with a baseball bat had pushed a woman in a domestic disturbance. The man, later identified as Storey, ran off when police arrived.

A resident reported seeing a man running and brandishing a gun, Gunther reported.

Roseville officers confronted Storey in the 1700 block of Tanglewood Lane, and attempted to place the suspect in custoday.

Gunther reported that Storey resisted arrest and got in a fight with one of the officers.

Fearing for the safety of the officer, his companion shot Storey. Storey was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is being investigated by the Roseville Police Investigations Unit, and monitored by the Placer County District Attorney's Office.

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