Gunman Arrested on Multiple Charges
Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a man who was observed walking the streets with a gun in North Highlands earlier this morning. Zachary Lane, 22, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple charges and is being held on $195,000 bail.
The incident began shortly after 7:15 a.m. today, when Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Harrison Street and Myrtle Avenue regarding a man seen walking with a gun in his hand. Upon arriving in the area, deputies received information that the man, described as a white male in his 20s, was seen running through yards of various residences. One caller stated that a gunshot was heard, although it was not definitively known whether the aforementioned subject had fired the shot.
A perimeter search was conducted for the subject, during which time a deputy located a handgun inside a dumpster near the area where the subject was seen running. At 7:45 a.m., a subject matching the description given by callers (and later identified as Lane) was taken into custody in the 3700 block of Jonko Avenue. Deputies conducted field show-ups with witnesses, who positively identified Lane as the man seen with the gun earlier.
After Lane was detained and while being escorted to a patrol vehicle, he struggled violently with a deputy in an attempt to escape from custody. During this time, the escorting deputy fell to the ground and sustained minor injuries, before the suspect was able to be controlled further and placed in a patrol vehicle. The deputy did not require hospitalization as a result of her injuries.
Lane faces charges of gross negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest.