Police ID gunman killed outside Northern California mall

July 11, 2019 GMT

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Police have identified a gunman who was killed by officers after he opened fire outside a Northern California mall.

Twenty-six-year-old Grayson Schuessler died Tuesday night at the Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights.

Police say Schuessler had shot through the front window of a Macy’s but missed customers inside.

Arriving officers chased Schuessler, and a police dog grabbed him.

Police say Schuessler fired at least two shots at the dog. A shot penetrated an officer’s uniform but didn’t wound him. Police at first thought the dog was shot in the face but the animal was found to be unharmed.


Another bullet went through a car windshield. Witnesses tell KCRA-TV that a woman, her 4-year-old child and a dog in the car weren’t hit but the woman was cut by broken glass.