Elk Grove Police Investigate Shooting

Elk Grove Police Investigate Shooting

Posted: 12/23/2019

CASE UPDATE: Through the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as 23-year-old Joshua McClure. McClure is the current boyfriend of the victim’s ex-girlfriend.

On the evening of December 23rd, a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department deputy observed McClure driving southbound on Highway 99 near 47th Avenue. The vehicle was stopped on Highway 99 near Sheldon Road and McClure was taken into custody by EGPD. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a loaded concealed firearm.

McClure was arrested for attempted homicide and several firearm-related charges. McClure was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail.




December 23, 2019



ELK GROVE, CA – On December 22, 2019, at 9:15 a.m., the Elk Grove Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Renwick Avenue regarding a shooting. The caller indicated she heard an argument prior to hearing gunshots.


While officers were responding to initial call, a 9-1-1 call was received from the clerk at a nearby gas station who stated a person with gunshot wounds had just arrived at the gas station. Officers, along with Fire personnel arrived at the gas station and determined the victim had been shot once in the arm and once in the leg. Fire personnel transported the victim to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


Based on the information obtained during the investigation and evidence found at the scene, it appears that the victim and the suspect were involved in an argument just outside the apartment building when the suspect, pulled out a firearm and began firing multiple times at the victim, hitting the victim twice. The victim then retrieved a firearm from his person and shot back at the suspect. The victim was able to get into his vehicle and drive to the nearby gas station. The suspect and another person fled the area prior the officers’ arrival at the apartment complex.


The suspect is described as a Caucasian male adult, between six feet two inches (6’2”) and six feet four inches (6’4”) tall and thin build.  


Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Communication Center (916) 714-5115 or Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 and the message.


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