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Officer Involved Shooting

A little before 4:00 p.m. on July 19, 2017, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a call regarding criminal threats in the 11000 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks.  The female victim stated her 24-year-old son was threatening kill her.  The suspect could be heard yelling the threats in the background.  The victim advised that her son left the residence, only to return minutes later.  A second 911 call from the victim stated the son was back and she believed he had a gun.  The victim locked herself in the garage of the residence, and was later able to escape over backyard fences.

A Sheriff’s Deputy and an officer from Fulton-El Camino Parks Police responded to the weapons call.  As they approached the residence, the suspect walked out into the street in front of the officers.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect.  The suspect then produced a handgun and leveled it at the officers.  Both officers faced with a lethal threat, discharged their firearms toward the suspect.  The suspect was struck and fell to the ground.  The suspect was detained, and officers immediately began life saving measures.  Sacramento Metro Fire responded and pronounced the suspect deceased at the scene.

Two independent witnesses to the incident stated the suspect fired at the officers.  That is based on preliminary statements, and will be confirmed through the investigation.

The identity of the victim in this case will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, after notification has been made to his next of kin.

The investigation into the incident will be conducted by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting that occurs in the Sheriff’s Department’s jurisdiction.  Independent review of the officer involved shooting will be conducted by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the Inspector General.  The deputy involved in the shooting is a 4 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, and the officer involved in the shooting is a 2 year veteran of the Fulton-El Camino Parks Police. In accordance with the Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures, the deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.  The deputy is assigned to field services in the Sheriff’s Department North Division.


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman