Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Parkway Shooting Follow Up

Another story in the Bee about the recent shooting on the Parkway and the comments online at the Bee following the story are worth a read.

An excerpt from the article.

“Roberto Sanchez returned to the scene of the crime Monday morning, the spot on the American River Parkway where he was shot in the leg a little over a week ago by a pair of robbers.

“The 70-year-old retired deputy and parole agent wasn't going to let a couple of punks keep him from his regular routine, although he conceded during an interview Monday afternoon that he plans to be a little more careful in the future.

"I'm much more observant of things around me," said Sanchez, an Orangevale man who was shot Jan. 31 while walking his dogs near the bike path. "I'm just a little more cognizant of people wherever I go now."

“From his description of events, it sounds as though he was pretty observant the Saturday morning he was shot.

“Sanchez said he was out walking his two Jack Russell terriers about 100 yards off the bike path at the Sacramento Bar access to the parkway, near Sunrise and Fair Oaks boulevards. He spotted two young men who seemed out of place.

“Sanchez went into law-enforcement mode, the product of 2 1/2 years as a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and more than two decades as a Sacramento County parole agent.

"I'd just left the parking lot, and I observed these two individuals," he said. "And they looked like they didn't belong on the bike path.

"Most people are jogging, have a bike or come to walk. These guys were dressed inappropriately, had inappropriate shoes on."