On March 16th, 2015 at approximately 2:30 am, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an argument in the 3000 block of Oakwood Road in Cameron Park. Upon arrival, they interviewed a female who had been involved in an argument with a male. While talking with the female outside the residence, Deputies noticed a male inside the residence holding a rifle. As the male began firing at them, and fearing for their safety, a Deputy was able to return fire. Several nearby residences were evacuated by Deputies.
Shortly thereafter, the residence of the suspect became engulfed in flames. Deputies were then able to detain the male, identified as Michael Hoffer. Fire personnel responded and were able to safely contain the fire once Hoffer was detained. No one was injured by gunfire and all Sheriff’s personnel and vehicles have been accounted for.
Michael Hoffer, a 44 year old male resident of Cameron Park, was arrested and booked on charges of 245 (D)(1) PC, assault on a peace officer with a firearm, 664/187 (A)(1) PC, attempted murder and 273.5 PC, felony domestic battery. The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released once they are known. Sheriff D’Agostini appreciates the prompt response from our Deputies and the cooperation from our community.