Animal Control officer killed, suspected shooter apprehended after 17-hour Galt standoff

GALT, CA – A standoff between a suspected gunman and SWAT officers came to a conclusion Thursday morning nearly 17 hours after it began.

An animal control officer, identified as Roy Curtis Marcum, 45, of Elk Grove, was fatally shot and one of two locksmiths sent by Citibank was wounded when they approached the front door of a home on the 600 block of 1st Street following up on an eviction notice that was served Tuesday, Sacramento County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

A shot was fired through the front door, hitting Marcum. One of the locksmiths was grazed by a bullet. The second locksmith ran from the home and flagged down a community patrol officer, who called for help.

More video and pictures here…

UPDATE: Officers contacted alleged shooter twice, but suspect no longer answering.