Sheriff Scott Jones of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in California sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk.

Deputy Stasyuk, 27, was shot and killed while he and another deputy responded to a disturbance call at an auto parts store reference an unruly patron.

As Stasyuk and his partner, Deputy Julie Robertson, arrived and exited their patrol vehicles, a male suspect exited the business and opened fire without warning or provocation. Stasyuk was struck in his upper chest area, while Robertson was hit in the arm.

Mark Stasyuk

Mark Stasyuk. (Screenshot KCRA/Sacramento State University)

The suspect then fled the business and into a parking lot. Additional responding deputies confronted the suspect and he again fired upon them. Deputies returned gunfire and wounded the suspect.

The homicidal man was then taken into custody and transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

It was later learned that a bystander was also struck by gunfire.

Stasyuk was transported to UC Davis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Robertson is expected to make a full recovery.

Mark Stasyuk served the Sacramento County Sheriff Department for more than four years.

Deputy Mark Stasyuk is gone, but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Monday, September 17, 2018

Mark Stasyuk

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)