Northern California police ID shooting suspect from Montana


    The Placer County Sheriff's Office on Thursday identified him as 48-year old Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana. Photo: MT Dept. of Corrections

    Northern California investigators have identified the gunman who killed a 93-year-old woman during a shooting rampage as a Montana resident with no known ties to the region or victims.

    The Placer County Sheriff's Office on Thursday identified him as 48-year old Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana.

    The department says Stepanski has no known connection to any of the victims or the area. Spokesmen could not immediately say why or how long he had been in the area or provide a motive.

    Deputies killed Stepanski Tuesday after he shot and killed 93-year-old Mary Toste as she stood in her doorway. He also wounded another man and a police dog.

    Authorities say Stepanski randomly shot from inside a pickup truck about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento.

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