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Placer County District Attorney's Office files murder complaint against Roseville park shooting suspect 

Apr 12, 2023 12:00AM ● By Placer County News Release

ROSEVILLE, CA (MPG) -- The Placer County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against 35-year-old Eric J. Abril for charges of murder, kidnapping causing bodily harm, and attempted murder on a police officer,  among other charges as it relates to a local Roseville park shooting that occurred on April 6, 2023. 

Specifically, it is alleged the defendant attempted to murder a peace officer in a local Roseville park, which resulted in multiple injuries and one fatality. The complaint also alleges that Abril kidnapped a victim causing bodily harm and murdered another victim in the commission of a kidnapping. The complaint also includes a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, and allegations that he was previously convicted of a prior serious or violent felony. 

This arrest was made by the Roseville Police Department after a standoff with multiple responding agencies.  

The defendant appeared in court and the Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent the defendant. The defendant did not enter a plea and the arraignment was continued to April 18, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 20. The defendant will be held at the Placer County jail without bail.  


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