Updated - Officer Involved Shootout Injures Two Suspects, Elk Grove Police Dog Following Armed Robbery

Luther Foster robbery suspect

January 8, 2017 | UPDATED 10:30 a. m. | SEE BELOW |   

An officer-involved shooting last night resulted in the injury of a police dog and two suspects in Elk Grove.

According to information posted by Elk Grove Police on social media, officers responded at 8:36 to the Jamba Juice on West Stockton Boulevard regarding an armed robbery. One of the officers, along with a K-9 unit encountered the suspects who were driving north on West Stockton Boulevard toward Dunisch Road.

The suspects reportedly shot at the officer who returned fire. During the exchange, two of the suspects sustained non-life threatening injuries and the K-9 unit was struck but it too sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The two unidentified male suspects were taken to an area hospital for treatment. A third female suspect was detained who was found in a vehicle parked the area the suspects were located.

A search of a field in the area led to the discovery of a loaded handgun believed to have been involved in the robbery and shootout. As of this posting, no booking information on the three suspects has been released.

UPDATE - The two robbery suspects were identified a male juvenile,17, and 45-year old Luther D. Foster (pictured above) of Sacramento. Foster, who is not eligible for bail is being held at the Sacramento County Jail and is charged with attempted murder, felony robbery and injury to a police service animal. Arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10.

The female suspect who was driving the robbery getaway car has been identified as Shantel Williams (pictured below), 41 of Sacramento who is being held on $50,000 bail for felony robbery. Williams is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, January 10. 

The 17-year old has been taken into custody and is being held at juvenile hall. 

The investigation into this shooting will be conducted by the Elk Grove Police Department’s Investigation Bureau, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting. In accordance with department policy, the officer involved will be placed on paid administrative leave. 

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article125258154.html#storylink=cpy

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