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Officers contacted alleged shooter twice, but suspect no longer answering

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:51 pm

Police fired tear gas into a home Wednesday night in Galt where a man had barricaded himself after officers said he shot and killed an animal control officer.

The suspect is believed to be 65-year-old Joseph Francis Corey, who was evicted from the home in the 600 block of 1st Street on Tuesday, said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Ramos.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 2:22 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2012.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    This is a statement from this article:

    "Out of character, wouldn’t expect it from the guy. I know things are bad, but I wouldn’t expect this from him. He might have felt like he had nothing to lose at this point.”

    Hum, I wonder ya think?

    You screw with someone's home and you might just get shot. I don't care if he was in default or not. I don't advocate shooting people, but its certainly understandable! In this country we just don't care about people. Its no skin off their teeth, why would they care a guy would be homeless or not! Believe it or not that's the attitude of law enforcement and the Banks.

    Wasn't it the banks that the taxpayers bailed out? How come they can't help an individual instead being so damnn eager to foreclose? Because they're arrogant, greedy and immoral. Just like so many people in this world today!

    This country is a mess to be sure!

  • Dana Thompson posted at 6:27 pm on Wed, Nov 28, 2012.

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    As a Galt High parent, I can confirm that Galt High was indeed on lockdown. I received an automated phone call at around 12:30p.m. letting us know that the school was on lockdown. I received another call at 1:50p.m. letting us know that the kids were going to their last class then being released at their normal time, 2p.m. My son confirmed this when he got home. His teacher received an email about the lockdown. She then locked the door and closed the blinds. They were watching a movie so the lights were already out.



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