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October 27, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting

On October 27, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call from the 5800 block of Angelina Avenue in Carmichael.  The caller indicated there was a vehicle that had crashed into a tree at that location and a male was waving a gun around a female. Multiple additional callers stated a male and female were in a verbal altercation and had walked back and forth to a nearby apartment complex.

At approximately 12:40 a.m., deputies arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with a female standing near an apartment. As they approached the female, a male began shooting at the female, striking her. Three (3) deputies fired their weapons at the male suspect, who was struck by the deputies’ gunfire. Fire personnel responded and pronounced the female victim and male suspect deceased at the scene. A gun was recovered from the male suspect.

Detectives believe the suspect and victim are known to each other; however, the nature of the relationship is not known. No motive is known at this time.

The identity of the suspect and the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento Coroner’s Office after notification has been made to 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 Office jurisdiction.  An independent review of the incident will be conducted by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.  The deputies involved in the shooting are 4 year, 21 year and 12 year veterans of the Sheriff’s Office.  In accordance with the Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, the deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson

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