Thursday Aug 13 2009
Rocklin robbery leads to shooting
By: Lauren Weber, The Placer Herald
A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he was shot following a bank robbery in Rocklin and a short high-speed pursuit over the weekend. On Sunday, Jordan Elijah Latour, 19, was charged with the attempted murder of Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Duke Lewis. Latour was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Curran. Latour and two other suspects, 34-year-old Loureece Clark and a 17-year-old juvenile, all from Manteca, led Rocklin Police on a pursuit on Interstate 80 following an alleged bank robbery at Wells Fargo bank on Granite Drive in Rocklin at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday. Rocklin Police Lt. Lon Milka said the suspects took an undisclosed amount of money during the robbery. The pursuit led Rocklin officers to Madison Avenue in Sacramento, where the suspects fled on foot. Lewis became aware of the suspects, exited his vehicle and Latour allegedly opened fire at the deputy with a handgun. Officers from the Rocklin PD transported Lewis to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital where he was treated for a single gunshot wound to his left shoulder. Lewis is reportedly in good condition. Before 2 p.m. on Saturday, California Highway Patrol officers spotted two subjects matching Lewis’ description of the suspects; they were taken into custody. Shortly before 3 p.m., the third suspect was found in a backyard shed and was also taken into custody.