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Julio Cesar Segura appeared in court in Clark County Monday morning. Along with the charges associated with the death of Vancouver Police officer Donald Sahota, Segura is facing charges of robbery, burglary, stealing a car, and eluding officers.
A pair of probable cause affidavits released Monday include the name of the suspect in a robbery and car chase that ultimately culminated in an altercation in which a Clark County sheriff’s deputy mistakenly shot and killed a Clark County police officer. Vancouver out of order, Donald Sahota, on Saturday night.
Arrested and Charged
Julio Cesar Segura, 20, was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, possession of a stolen vehicle, and attempting to elude police. Segura is currently in the Clark County Jail and his bond is set at $5 million, according to a news release from the Kelso Police Department. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 11 for an arraignment.
A statement included in the probable cause affidavits also sheds more light on the circumstances leading up to the shooting. The statement is based on two primary sources: a report filed by Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy James Lawrence, who is listed as the arresting officer, and a post-arrest interview with Segura conducted by Clark County Police Detective Kelso, Craig Christianson. The statement does not identify which officer shot Sahota.
The initial robbery took place at a Chevron gas station convenience store in the Orchards area of Clark County. Segura told Christianson that he waited outside the convenience store until he thought it was the most opportune time to commit the robbery, then pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded money.
Segura said that at the time of the robbery he was armed with an airsoft pistol that resembled a Glock. The clerk gave him all the cash — Kelso police said it was “several hundred dollars” — and then Segura drove away in a Mercedes he had stolen from a dealer in Yakima. He told police that he intended to flee to Seattle, according to the affidavit.
Lawrence states in his report that he was returning from a call in Washougal at the time and heard another officer describe an armed robbery suspect, later identified as Segura, over the radio. Another officer said he was chasing the suspect’s vehicle on northbound Interstate 205, so Lawrence also headed north on the freeway.
Police used spike strips to stop the vehicle after it left the freeway near the Battle Ground, according to an initial news release Sunday from the Lower Columbia Major Crimes Squad, and the suspect abandoned the vehicle and ran away. Lawrence wrote that he headed to the Battle Ground after hearing the suspect was on foot in the area.
Police had a drone and plane monitoring the area, according to the affidavit, and aerial video footage showed the homeowner and the suspect, later identified as Sahota and Segura, struggling in the driveway, according to the affidavit. sworn.
An object fell to the ground during the fight and was later identified as a gun, according to the affidavit, and the initial news release said Sahota lost control of his firearm and was stabbed during the fight.
Segura later told police that he had stabbed Sahota at least three times in the torso while they were fighting, according to the affidavit, saying he knew Sahota was a police officer at the time because he had identified himself.
Lawrence later reported seeing multiple wounds on Sahota’s torso that were “consistent with knife wounds,” and Segura later told police that he believed he killed Sahota.
As officers began to arrive on the scene, Segura ran into the house, still armed with a knife. Dawnese Sahota had attempted to lock the door to keep him out, according to the affidavit, but he was able to break through and injured Dawnese Sahota when the door hit him in the forehead. She was later taken to a hospital and treated, but the full extent of her injuries is still unknown.
Lawrence reported hearing two gunshots after stopping just before getting out of his car, according to the affidavit. He walked over to where other officers were “challenging a topic on the front porch.” At that point, the suspect, later identified as Segura, stuck his hands out the front door and then walked out of the house.
“Realizing that Segura was the suspect and that it was the resident who was shot, we quickly took Segura into custody,” Lawrence wrote. Sahota died at the scene, according to the initial news release.