Two additional suspects arrested in Sunday's shooting

By: Gloria Beverage, Placer Herald Editor
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Two additional suspects have been arrested in the attempted murder of a Rocklin man on Sunday morning, Rocklin Police Lt. Terry Roide reported Thursday morning. Michael Norris, 30, of Diamond Springs, was arrested Tuesday in Sacramento County, however, David Ray Friedman, 24, of Rio Linda, eluded capture until 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in Sacramento County. Roide said a search warrant was served Tuesday at two locations (Cherrelyn Way and Dry Creek Road) in Sacramento County. “After a short standoff on Cherrelyn Way,” he said, “Chemical agents were deployed into the residence and the suspect (Norris) was taken into custody.” He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery. In addition, Norris was a parolee-at-large being sought by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Friedman eluded law enforcement until Wednesday when he was captured around 9:15 p.m. in Sacramento County. Also a parolee-at-large, Friedman is facing charges of attempted murder and robbery. Late Sunday afternoon, Rocklin Police arrested the first suspect, Jamie Payton, 28, of Weimar, on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of methamphetamines. The three suspects were involved in the shooting of a Rocklin resident, who was driving near the intersection of Sunset and Blue Oaks Boulevard around 2 a.m. on Sunday. Immediately after the shooting, the victim drove to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. Joining in the search for the additional suspects, Lt. Roide said, were the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the Placer County Special Investigations Unit, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Detail and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. “The Rocklin Police Department is no longer seeking any individuals related to the shooting,” he concluded.