Standoff Ends as Suspect Surrenders
A standoff in the Arden Arcade area ended with the surrender of a man who had fired gunshots off inside a residence and then refused to come out for two hours. Douglas Cappa, 26, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on January 3 and is being held on $75,000 bail. He faces multiple charges including burglary, vandalism, reckless discharge of a firearm and false imprisonment.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on January 2, 2013, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 2400 block of Wurth Court regarding a reported argument between a man and a woman. While deputies were responding, the Sheriff's Department began to receive multiple additional calls from residents stating that gunshots had been fired at the location.
Deputies arrived at the scene and learned that Cappa was inside the home with a firearm, along with multiple other family members, including four young children. Nobody had reportedly been struck by gunfire, and deputies proceeded to evacuate several nearby residents for their safety.
As the incident progressed, an adult inside the home escaped through a window, and managed to get the four children out of the residence, as well. A female adult, believed to be a family member of Cappa's, remained inside. It was learned that Cappa was likely holding her inside the home against her will. Deputies had intermittent contact with Cappa by telephone over the course of the next two hours, during which time he repeatedly refused to surrender to authorities.
Shortly after 11:00 p.m., the female inside the home came out and was safely removed from the area. Moments later, Cappa walked out of the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. The weapon used by Cappa during the shooting earlier was recovered inside the residence. Cappa is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.