Shingle Springs Shooting Update

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On October 4, 2017, at approximately 5:47 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of a shooting having just occurred near the intersection of Mother Lode Drive and Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered two people had been shot at the scene.  A female, identified as 28 year old Jessica Lyn Ball, had died due to a gunshot wound.  A male also suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

During the course of the investigation, eyewitnesses reported that Ball and the male were in an active verbal argument.  An eyewitness heard a gunshot and saw Ball fall to the ground near a vehicle she appeared to be associated with.  After hearing the gunshot, a witness said the male attempted to leave the scene in that vehicle and collided with a passing truck.

A female resident of El Dorado County observed the collision and pulled behind the involved car in attempt to check on the occupant and call for assistance. In the process of calling for assistance, she observed the male exit the driver’s seat of the car, point a handgun at her and fire two rounds into her front windshield.  Fortunately the female was uninjured.

Several eyewitnesses who were in the area and traveling on the roadway observed the male walk to the passenger side of the associated vehicle, place a gun to his head and discharge the weapon.

It was later discovered that Ball and the male were engaged to be married and lived in the Bay Area.  Both the male and Ball had outstanding arrest warrants out of San Jose, and were wanted for questioning in an armed robbery.  They were in El Dorado County to visit a family member.

We will be releasing the identity of the male as soon as possible.

 

Shingle Springs Shooting

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On October 4, 2017, at approximately 5:47 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of a shooting having just occurred near the intersection of Mother Lode Drive and Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs.
Upon arrival, deputies found two people shot at the scene.  An adult female was pronounced dead at the scene, and a male was still alive and transported to a medical facility for treatment.
Detectives and crime scene personnel spent the night conducting an extensive investigation to determine exactly what happened.  This includes processing a very large crime scene, and interviewing multiple witnesses.  The investigation is still in the early stages of development and any additional information will be released as soon as possible.
The identity of the deceased female is pending notification of next of kin.

Assault With A Deadly Weapon

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On September 16, 2017, at approximately 8:00 pm, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Toyan drive in Diamond Springs for a reported assault.  The victim reported that several people came to his house and began a confrontation.  A physical fight ensued and the victim was stabbed. The suspects, Anthony Marquez and Richard Almeda, fled the scene in a vehicle prior to deputies arrival.

The victim was immediately transported to Marshall medical center and treated for his injuries.  Deputies began an intensive search for the suspects.  Within a short time, deputies located the suspect vehicle and developed information that Almeda and Marquez were located in a residence on Matrix Court, in Diamond Springs.  Deputies immediately responded to the area and surrounded the residence.  Initially, the
occupants refused to exit the residence after repeated requests.  After a short negotiation, Marquez exited the residence, leaving Almeda inside.  Detectives and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were dispatched to the scene. Detectives began to interview all parties involved, as the SWAT team attempted to have Almeda exit the residence peacefully.  At approximately 3:30 am, after a five hour standoff, Almeda exited the residence and was taken into custody

23 year old Richard Almeda and 24 year old Anthony Marquez of
Sacramento were both arrested for assault with a deadly weapon
and booked into the El Dorado County Jail. The victim is recovering from his injuries.

Booking photo Richard Almeda

Booking photo of Anthony Marquez