RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – A woman who attempted to break into a residence in Rancho Cordova, California, was shot at by police on Wednesday. The incident is currently under investigation by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Sergeant Amar Gandhi, authorities received a call from the Rancho Cordova Police Department reporting a woman wielding a butcher knife and attempting to enter a home on Augibi Way. When three responding officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspect, later identified as Kyrieanna Liles, inside a parked vehicle on Malaga Way. Two officers discharged their firearms at Liles, but it remains unclear if she posed a direct threat to the police.
Following the shooting, Liles led police on a pursuit before ultimately surrendering near the Matherfield Sac RT Light Rail Station, a short distance from the initial location. Witnesses described the dramatic scene, with at least 30 officers surrounding the suspect’s vehicle. Several bullet holes had been left in the car by the gunfire.
Sgt. Gandhi shed light on the decision-making process behind the use of lethal force. He emphasized that officers respond based on the actions of the individual they are confronting. The sergeant explained, “People with the will to commit violence will do so, and they don’t necessarily need a gun to accomplish it.”
Residents in the area reported hearing four to five gunshots, and evidence markers were found on the ground near Malaga Way. Although Liles suffered from a bleeding arm, it has yet to be determined if she was struck by any bullets. The background of this woman and her possible criminal history will be investigated in more detail.
A charge of attempted murder was initially filed against Liles; the charge was later amended to one of great bodily injury to a police officer in the line of duty. It is believed that she may have resided in the vicinity of the incident. The homeowners at the targeted residence declined to provide any information about their prior knowledge of the suspect.