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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department

August 18, 2015


At 4:40AM today, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a man who reported hearing voices taunting him from across the street of his residence within the 11200 block of Point East Drive in Rancho Cordova. Once the dispatched officer arrived, he determined the subject to be intoxicated but able to care for himself, creating no threat to himself or others.

As the dispatched officer was exiting the apartment into a dimly lit, self-enclosed stairwell, he encountered a darkened figure at the base of the stairwell who he believed was holding a weapon. The dispatched officer fired one shot from his duty weapon at the subject that turned out to be a second uniformed officer who was responding to provide cover. The second officer was fortunately uninjured as the round missed him and lodged into the stairwell door frame nearby.

The dispatched officer is a 10-year veteran with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department currently assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department. He has been removed from his enforcement assignment until investigators can develop more information on the circumstances of the shooting and determine what, if any, administrative actions are necessary.