The suspect in last week’s shooting in Orangevale was placed under arrest after turning himself in over the weekend. Donavan Mullen, of Sacramento, was taken into custody Sunday, Dec. 3 when he arrived at the Sacramento County Jail after being identified as the suspect in the incident.

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The shooting occurred just after 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 28. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the Folsom Gateway Apartments on Greenback Lane regarding a shooting that had just occurred. The report came in after an adult male gunshot victim had driven himself to a nearby fire station. After his arrival at the fire station, the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with multiple gunshot wounds and considered critical at the time.

As they arrived at the scene, deputies detained two individuals that were believed to be connected with the shooting. It was then that they learned that the suspect fled before they arrived at the scene. 

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According to the report detail, sheriff’s detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and gathered evidence. Based on their investigation, they learned that the victim of the shooting came to an apartment to meet with the occupants and make a purchase of fentanyl. 

The victim was reportedly invited inside the apartment and tried to take the fentanyl without paying for it. The suspect chased the victim out of the apartment. As the victim began driving away, the suspect fired a handgun into the rear window of the victim’s vehicle, striking him at least one time in the upper right arm. The victim sustained serious injuries due to the bullet wound but ultimately survived his injuries.

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Sheriff’s Robbery Detectives conducted an extensive investigation and identified the suspect as Mullen and then issued a warrant for his arrest.  Mullen now remains in the Sacramento County Jail ineligible for bail, he is facing three felony charges including attempted murder, assault on a person with a semi automatic firearm and discharge of firearms at an inhabited building. 

Mullen is scheduled to appear in Sacramento County Court on Dec. 15. 

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan

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