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Galt shooting suspect caught in El Dorado Hills

The discovery of a disabled vehicle on Highway 50 led to a wanted man’s arrest Tuesday morning.

Lon Ray Orman, 41, was taken into custody without incident by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies after a California Highway Patrol officer responding to a disabled vehicle call on eastbound Highway 50 at Bass Lake Road discovered the Galt shooting suspect inside his gray Ford F-350 at around 7:38 a.m., according to CHP spokesman Jasper Begay.

Orman allegedly got into a shootout with family members at sister’s Galt home earlier in the day, according to media reports. His brother-in-law was reportedly shot in the shoulder in that incident.

CHP officers and sheriff’s deputies converged on the scene. At about 8:15 a.m. they closed the freeway in both directions and shut down Bass Lake Road and its intersection with Country Club Drive for the public’s safety, Begay said.

There were reports that Orman was armed. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Bryan Golmitz said he didn’t know if any weapons were found. Galt police are handling the vehicle inspection, he explained.

Immediately following his surrender, Orman was taken to UC Davis for treatment.

“He had an injury on his hip/leg area that was consistent with a gunshot wound,” Golmitz said.

The freeway was reopened a short time after Orman’s arrest. Officers also safely took a dog from the suspect’s truck.

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