Rio Linda man shot after confrontation with home intruder

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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RIO LINDA, Calif. — A Rio Linda / Elverta Community Water District employee was hospitalized after he was shot in the torso by an intruder at his home on Monday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 7500 block of Bergen Way in Rio Linda. He’s expected to survive the injury.

The sheriff’s office said the man was at work when he received an alert through his security camera system that someone was in his backyard.

“He rushed home from work, came out there and confronted the guy who was walking toward the front of his residence. From there, that suspect shot our victim once in the torso,” said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Amar Gandhi.

Neighbor Candace Grigsby heard the gunshots and the sirens that followed.

“My heart skipped a beat for a moment, because it sounded like it was really close,” she said.

The victim’s neighbors and colleagues call the victim a family man and a well-respected member of the community.

“This is a regular working Joe who was able to protect his home but at his own peril,” Gandhi said, adding that the sheriff’s office encourages people to report a crime like this rather than confronting an intruder.

 “We’d much rather avoid this situation — call us, let us respond,” Gandhi said.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.