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Sacramento Woman Charged in Connection to Shooting on Bay Bridge

San Francisco, CA – District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that Sequoia Dunkinsell (32) has been charged in connection to a shooting on the Bay Bridge on July 25, 2023.  Ms. Dunkinsell was arraigned on August 1, 2023, and pled not guilty to all charges and allegations.  Ms. Dunkinsell is charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle (PC 246), making criminal threats (PC 422), three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm (PC 245(b)), one count of negligent discharge of a firearm (PC 243.6), four counts of brandishing a firearm (PC 417.3), one count of possession of a loaded firearm (PC 25850(a)), and one count of reckless driving (VC 23103). 

“I am grateful that there was no loss of life in connection to this incident and to the California Highway Patrol for successfully de-escalating, disarming and apprehending Ms. Dunkinsell,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “The incident on the freeway was terrifying and endangered the lives of countless commuters.  We will do everything in our power to ensure that there is appropriate accountability.”

Ms. Dunkinsell is alleged to have been driving recklessly on eastbound Interstate 80 before exiting her vehicle, naked, and firing shots into the air and at passing vehicles.  The July 25, 2023, incident occurred at approximately 4:40 PM during rush hour; snarling traffic for commuters trying to get to the East Bay.  Ms. Dunkinsell was arrested by the California Highway Patrol just before 6:00 PM on the Bay Bridge. 

Ms. Dunkinsell next court date is August 11, 2023, for the preliminary hearing in this matter.  The court set no bail and she is currently in custody.  If convicted of all charges, and all allegations are found to be true, she faces more than 22 years in State Prison.

Court Number: 23011603