Sacto 9-1-1
December 22, 2012
Arrest made in home invasion in Pocket area

By Denny Walsh

The Sacramento Police Department has announced the arrest of one suspect in the home invasion robbery that left one person dead three other people wounded early today in the Pocket neighborhood of Sacramento.


Thomas Ordonaz, 21, (pictured) was arrested about 18 hours after the gunfire erupted. He was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon and being an accessory, authorities said.

By 10 p.m., no other people in the shooting had been identified, pending the results of a preliminary investigation, according to department police spokesman Officer Doug Morse.

Morse said that at 3:29 a.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired on Haven Court off Greenhaven Drive in the Pocket area.

Upon arrival, Morse said, officers quickly discovered that an exchange of gunfire had occurred between the homeowner and the would-be robbers.

The fatally wounded intruder was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire Department personnel, Morse said.

The homeowner and two other people were shot during the exchange of gunfire and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The three were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Sacramento Police Department homicide detectives and crime scene analysts are investigating the circumstances that led to the shootout, Morse said.

"There were some juveniles in the home who didn't live there, but they were not involved in the shooting and were not injured," he said. It appears there was a sleepover, he added.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about the crime to call the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357).

To text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES), enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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