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QUESTION: What was the outcome of the juvenile that killed a sheriff's deputy a couple years ago around Christmas time? It was in Sacramento County during the daytime, and I believe the deputies were at a drug house.
Submitted by: Andrea,Sacramento
ANSWER: Jimmy Siackasorn was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Sacramento County Sheriff's Detective Vu Nguyen.
He was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Siackasorn was 16 at the time of the shooting on Dec. 19, 2007, but he was tried as an adult.
According to stories in The Bee, Siackasorn, who was wanted on a warrant for running away from a group home, was standing outside a house known as a gang hangout at 37th Street and 42nd Avenue in south Sacramento County, when Nguyen and his partner appeared in an unmarked car from the sheriff's gang task force.
Siackasorn ran and Nguyen gave chase. The two hopped backyard fences and landed on top of a chicken coop, where Siackasorn turned and shot the deputy three times with a .22-caliber revolver he was holding for a fellow gang member.
Siackasorn, now 21, is at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City.
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