Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Police are searching for a California man accused of murder who fled from a hospital in a Sacramento suburb early Sunday morning.

In April, Eric Abril, 35, was arrested in the shooting of a California Highway Patrol officer and two hostages, killing one, in a park in Roseville, a city about 16 miles (26 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, according to police.

Abril was taken to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in an ambulance Thursday, but authorities did not say why.

He was seen on video in a city north of Roseville about 3:39 a.m. Sunday, after escaping from the hospital, Roseville police said.

Police asked residents in the area to “exercise extreme caution” and call 911 if they see Abril. Authorities described him as a white man, six-feet tall, with brown hair. He weighs 175 pounds and has a tattoo on his left shoulder. He was captured on video Sunday wearing no shirt and orange pants, authorities said.

Abril was charged with murder, aggravated kidnapping and attempted murder of a peace officer in connection with the Roseville park shooting. He was booked in the Placer County jail without bail.

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