Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old man today after he allegedly was seen walking in North Highlands with a gun in his hand, according to deputies.
Once in custody, the man - identified as Zachary Lane - struggled with a sheriff's deputy, who fell and received minor injuries, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.
Deputies went to Harrison Street and Myrtle Avenue about 7:15 a.m. today after callers reported seeing a man walking with a gun. On scene, the deputies received more information that the man was seen running through yards, and another caller reported hearing a gunshot in the area, Ramos said.
As deputies set up a perimeter in the area, one found a handgun in a dumpster in the area where the suspect had been seen running, Ramos said.
About 7:45 a.m., deputies found a man matching the description that had been provided by witnesses and detailed him. That man was later identified as Lane, Ramos said.
As Lane was being escorted to a patrol car, he "struggled violently" with a deputy, who fell the ground. She suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized, Ramos said.
Lane was arrested and booked on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm, possessing methamphetamine for sale, possessing burglary tools, unlawfully possessing a firearm, and resisting arrest, Ramos said.
Jail booking records also indicate Lane is a known gang member.