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VIDEO: Carjacker Shot After Smashing Deputy’s Head With River Rock

Sacramento County, CA – Officials released bodycam video from the deputy-involved shooting of an armed carjacker who had attacked and injured his own grandmother (video below).

The incident began at about 9:54 p.m. on Sept. 7 when officers from another agency responded to a call from a 72-year-old woman who said her grandson had assaulted her, pulled her from her car, and driven away in her vehicle, according to a press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

The grandmother’s arm was broken during the carjacking, KCRA reported.

At 10:03 p.m., SCSO said it had received a 911 call from a person who said that someone had crashed their car into the ditch in front of their home on Maple Glen Road in Sacramento County.

SCSO dispatchers were not aware of the carjacking that had occurred nine minutes earlier at that point, according to the press release.

The sheriff’s department said the caller told the dispatchers that an elderly family member had gone out to the wrecked vehicle to check on its occupant and the driver had physically assaulted them as he fled the scene.

The suspect went south on Maple Glen Road and then security video showed that he tried to enter another home on the street.

SCSO said the video showed the suspect – later identified as 26-year-old Darren Napolean Stone – went onto the front porch and rang the doorbell, KCRA reported.

When nobody answered, the video showed Stone went and found a river rock and then tried to force the door open.

Then the security video showed Stone walked over to another house carrying the rock and was about to open their gate when deputies began arriving on the scene, KCRA reported.

Bodycam video of the incident showed a deputy got out of his car and ordered Stone to “Stop right there! Stop right there!”

But both bodycam and security video from a nearby house showed the Stone never slowed down as he went around the side of the deputy’s patrol vehicle and headed directly for the law enforcement officer.

The deputy warned Stone multiple times that he was going to release a K9 on him but that did nothing to deter him the armed man, the videos showed.

The video showed that Stone went around the passenger side of the patrol car and launched himself, rock in hand, at the deputy behind it.

SCSO said that deputy was struck so hard by Stone’s river rock that “the rock bounced and traveled several feet from the initial impact, causing him to become dazed and disoriented,” KCRA reported.

Bodycam video captured the struggle between Stone and the deputy and then several shots can be heard, seconds apart.

Then the video showed that deputies handcuffed Stone on the pavement and began to render medical aid.

The wounded deputy, an 11-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, was transported to the hospital for treatment of a concussion sustained when he was struck by Stone’s rock, KCRA reported.

He was expected to make a full recovery.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation as is protocol for all deputy-involved shootings, KCRA reported.

Officials said Stone was well known to law enforcement officers.

SCSO said he would be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple felony counts when he is released from the hospital, KCRA reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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