Just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a disturbance on Service Court in Shingle Springs.
Upon arrival, deputies were informed that Joshua J. Willis, 28, of Tuolumne, had allegedly assaulted and battered his girlfriend, a press release stated.
The girlfriend, injured but safe, was transported to Marshall Hospital in Placerville. She advised deputies that Willis was in his apartment on Service Court and had a .45 caliber handgun and a .22 rifle with him.
Willis did not respond to deputies’ commands. The deputies did, however, hear gunfire from inside the apartment. A SWAT team and crisis negotiation team were requested.
The SWAT team, using a robot, was able to determine that Willis had barricaded himself inside a bathroom. He surrendered just after 8 a.m.
Willis was arrested on suspicion of battery and was booked into El Dorado County Jail. As of Monday, he was being held on two additional charges, obstructing justice and an enhancement of being on misdemeanor probation, with bail listed as $15,500.