A shelter-in-place alert was issued in Roseville by Roseville Police Department after a 17-year-old homicide suspect was reported to be at large on Tuesday. The police have since cancelled the alert after the suspect was taken into custody later on Tuesday. They said that more information on the incident will be provided in a news release soon.
Roseville is the most populous city in California’s Placer County and it falls within the Sacramento metropolitan area.
Fox9 reported that the shelter-in-place alert was mistakenly issued to people’s phones across the twin Cities metro which included Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota counties.
When the misunderstanding was clear, police sent another alert specifying that it was intended for Roseville only. The police said that the suspect is expected to be in the area of Highway 36 and Snelling to Larpenteur and Victoria.
According to Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider, who was speaking at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, officers responded to the 1100 block of Ryan Avenue in Roseville at 10:23 am local time. It was an assault report initially, but when they reached the spot they found a person dead.
Two people with seriously injured and two others suffered minor injuries. Police described the suspect as a 17-year-old male who had left the scene before the officers arrived. The preliminary investigation said that the suspect and victims are all family members.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and Scheider said that detectives are working to establish motive and whether the address has past reports of crime associated with it. More details are expected when Roseville police put out the news release.
This is a developing story and details will be added as they come.