(Mirror Daily, United States) – A 23-year-old Sheriff’s deputy from Contra Costa has been charged with five counts of murder, after discharging a gun several times during a house party held in a house in Sacramento. No one was injured during the shooting, but the law enforcement officer’s employment was terminated.
Up until now, 23-year-old Kyle Rowland was an exemplary Sacramento citizen and an upstanding law enforcement officer. Although Rowland joined the force in early October 2016, he was well-known and loved by Contra Costa’s citizens.
Rowland was the founder and singer of a blues band, who played regularly at the Biscuits and Blues. Everyone who met Rowland described him as a kind person, with plenty of talent, and a lot of friends. In fact, some of the event’s regulars said that Rowland had no issue mingling with the ground, always prepared to crack a good joke.
However, the musician and Contra Costa law enforcement officer had a dark side, one that, unfortunately, surfaced during a house party held on Friday morning, in a Sacramento residence.
According to the people attending the party, Rowland was acting strangely and, at some point, some of the participants asked him to leave the party. Rowland complied, only to return later with a pair of guns.
Rowland returned armed and willing to start a fight. As the Contra Costa law enforcement officer tried to incite some of the partygoers, another person, whose identity was not disclosed, jumped Rowland and attempted to disarm him.
In the scuffle that followed, Rowland discharged his weapon a couple of time before the man could disarm him. The officials who responded to the 911 call declared that no one was injured during the scuffle and that Rowland sustained minor injuries.
However, the injuries Rowland sustained during the fight are nothing compared to his deed. For bringing and discharging a weapon inside a house with at least ten people, Kyle Rowland, the exemplary officer and the talented blues musician, was charged with five counts of attempted murder, and will face hard jail time.
This employment was immediately terminated following the shooting. At the moment, his colleagues and superiors are trying to understand what prompted Rowland to commit such a deed. The blood tests taken from Rowland after the incident should confirm if the ex-cop was intoxicated at the time he returned armed to the Sacramento house.
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