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Officer-Involved Shooting on Malaga Way

The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence.  Understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected, processed, and analyzed. 

At approximately 10:45 AM on Monday, November 20, 2023, officers responded to a residence on the 2500 block of Aguibi Way regarding a female holding a butcher knife, trying to break in.  After learning that everyone inside the residence was safe and unharmed, officers began searching the area for the subject.  Within minutes, they located her inside a vehicle parked on the driveway of a residence on the 10000 block of Malaga Way.  As officers attempted to contact the subject, an officer-involved shooting ensued, where two officers fired their weapons.

The suspect initially managed to drive away, but officers located her a short time later near Folsom Boulevard and Routier Road.  As they attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, she led officers on a short pursuit before stopping on Folsom Boulevard, just west of Mather Field Road. She surrendered without incident, and officers discovered a minor injury to her arm. She was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, after which she will be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.  The nature of her injury has still yet to be determined.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation.  The investigation into this 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.  An independent review of the incident will be conducted by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

In accordance with the Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures, the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office will publish a community briefing video that will include body camera video and other information in compliance with state law.


Sergeant Amar Gandhi
Sheriff’s Spokesman
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/Rancho Cordova Police Department

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