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For Immediate Release

April 18, 2012 Eastern District of California
Deputy Frank Newsom (916) 930-2039
Suspect in Craigslist Assault and Robbery Arrested

On Tuesday January 17th at approximately 5:35 p.m., Vacaville Police received a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Alamo Drive. The victim was a 58-year-old Citrus Heights man who had posted some property for sale on “Craigslist.” The suspects contacted the victim and expressed an interest in purchasing the property and a meeting time and place were agreed upon. When the victim arrived to the location, the two suspects approached his vehicle and he was assaulted. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim from the passenger side of the vehicle and a struggle ensued over the gun. During the struggle, a shot was fired that exited through the roof panel of the victim’s vehicle. Another shot hit the victim in his leg.
The second suspect assaulted the victim from the driver’s side of the vehicle by striking the victim several times with an unknown weapon. The victim sustained a laceration on the back of his head and an injury to his left leg, but declined medical treatment. The suspects were last seen running away from the area along a bike trail towards La Cruz Lane and seen driving away from the area in an unknown model silver vehicle.

The Vacaville Police Department issued a warrant for 20 year old Julian Broussard on (1) count of Armed Robbery and (1) Count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Vacaville Police coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) to help locate Broussard.

U.S. Marshals developed information that Broussard was staying at a residence in the 500 block of 16th street in Richmond, California. This morning at approximately 11:00 am the Task Force was conducting surveillance and observed Broussard exit an apartment on 16th street. Broussard then entered the passenger side of his girlfriend’s car parked in the driveway. Deputies moved in quickly and arrested Broussard while he was inside the vehicle without incident.

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