West Sacramento police have arrested Brian Brinsfield, 20, as a felony suspect in an early-morning robbery and shooting near the Russian Baptist Church.
The robbery took place early Saturday morning at a Christmas tree lot adjacent to the church property on 1000 Sacramento Ave., said Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department.
When police arrived at the church, a security guard said a man attempting to steal a Christmas tree from the lot had fired several shots at the guard and then fled on foot.
An extensive search of the area initially failed to turn up a suspect. Brinsfield was arrested Saturday afternoon.
- Edward Ortiz