ELK GROVE, Calif. -- A man wielding a shotgun through a busy street on Saturday night allegedly killed one person and wounded six others before he was shot by a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, officials said.
Aaron Norman Dunn, 28, remained under arrest Sunday at UC Davis Medical Center, where he was being treated for injuries received during a rampage that started outside a restaurant, Sgt. R.L. Davis said.
Dunn, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, allegedly shot a man in the head at 7:45 as the victim sat in his car with his wife and two children in front of a Chili's Grill & Bar on Laguna Boulevard, according to Davis.
After getting into a white Toyota Camry and then driving around until he crashed, Dunn then fired several rounds at nearby cars before he shot another man in the head in the parking lot in front of a Mandango's Bar & Grill, Davis said.
Dunn continued firing as he walked down Laguna Boulevard, shooting a man in the back and then shattering the back windshield of a parked police car, Davis said.
As two sheriff's deputies ordered Dunn to drop his weapon, one of the deputies shielded an injured victim with her body to protect him from being shot again, Davis said. One of the deputies shot Dunn when the suspect did not give up his weapon.
"It's a true test of one's fortitude to put oneself in that position and make that sacrifice," Davis said.
Davis refused to identify any of the victims, but the Sacramento County coroner's office said the man allegedly killed by Dunn was John Johnson, 46, of Elk Grove. He died of a gun shot wound to the face, said Ed Smith, assistant coroner for Sacramento County.
Another man was being treated for life-threatening gunshot wounds to the head and five others were injured in the shooting spree, Davis said.
Davis declined to identify the deputies, except to say they were both female, one with four years on the department, the other with six years.
Dunn, who is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, had an outstanding warrant issued in Yuba City for an unknown offense, Davis said.
That is a pucker factor call. Good job to the two deputies. Prayers to the victim's families.