Shooting in Newcastle leaves one dead, rural community in shock
“I was thinking that there was a fire as I had my coffee. You don’t often hear sirens. And not for this.”
One man is dead and a 28-year-old
While the identity of the victim had not been released by press deadline a suspect in his death was identified as Robert Yandolino during a manhunt that stretched into Rocklin by mid-afternoon.
Yandolino was taken into custody at about 2:30 p.m. after Rocklin Police and other law enforcement surrounded an apartment building near
The victim died after being shot in the head, Erwin said. The shooting was reported to the Sheriff’s Office at 9:45 a.m.
Another man was believed by authorities to have been struck by a blunt object – not shot – during the shooting incident and had been taken to
The manhunt spread out onto the many back roads that wind through rural residential areas and farmland between
“We have every available detective and deputy on the roads,” Erwin said Thursday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office was not releasing a possible motive for the shooting incident, which unfolded in a quiet enclave of larger lots and houses developed as Dobbas Ranch Estates. The location is five miles west of
The homicide was the first in the rural
Nearby resident Rosa Driggers was on a 3-mile run Thursday morning that would have normally taken her off
Driggers said she moved from
On Thursday morning, Driggers said she heard sirens and didn’t think of someone being shot. She stopped at the plastic tape to learn more about the shooting.
“I was thinking that there was a fire as I had my coffee,” she said. “You don’t often hear sirens. And not for this. It’s shocking.”
Rocklin Herald reporter Andrew Westrope contributed to this story.