The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.
On February 1, 2023, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Elk Grove Police officers were notified of law enforcement agencies in pursuit of a suspect related to a Sacramento County homicide investigation that occurred earlier in the day. Officers learned the vehicle pursuit was approaching Elk Grove after starting near Fairfield. The suspect and driver of the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Devian Lewis, was wanted for the murder of his 18-year-old girlfriend. View Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Lewis exited southbound Highway 99 at Cosumnes River Boulevard and continued southbound on Bruceville Road, heading into the City of Elk Grove. Elk Grove Police officers assisted in the pursuit as it entered the city. As Lewis was approaching the intersection of Bruceville Road and Big Horn Boulevard, he rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light along with several other vehicles.
Officers engaged Lewis, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle. Three Elk Grove Police officers discharged their service weapons after Lewis started to exit the car holding what appeared to be a firearm. A firearm was found in Lewis's vehicle on the front passenger seat, and later after further inspection, determined to be a replica firearm.
Officers and deputies rendered medical aid until he was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in stable condition and is being treated for three gunshot wounds.
We are in the process of collecting all video footage, including body-worn cameras and in-car cameras. We are working on releasing video footage as soon as possible. Although an exact date for the release is currently unknown, the release will be in compliance with state law.
This investigation is being conducted by the Elk Grove Police Department's Investigations Bureau, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting. There will also be two independent reviews of the incident; one by the Elk Grove Police Department's Professional Standards Bureau and the other by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. In accordance with Elk Grove Police Department policy, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.