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Officer-Involved Shooting: April 8, 2016


Summary

On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8:24 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 7600 block of Prescott Way regarding a suspicious subject walking door-to-door, peering into the windows of the homes in the area and jumping fences. 

When uniformed officers arrived on scene, they contacted a man who matched the suspect description.  The man was detained, un-handcuffed, in the back of a patrol vehicle while officers made contact with neighbors to determine if a crime had occurred.  Moments later, the detained man began acting erratic by kicking the interior door of the patrol car and attempting to pull the cage bars off of the window.  Officers opened the door to check the welfare of the man and he forcibly exited the car and fled on foot.  

A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect began jumping fences into several backyards in an attempt to elude officers.  The suspect jumped a fence into a residential backyard where he confronted a female resident.  Scared, the resident fled inside her home and locked the sliding glass door.  The suspect began banging on the glass door and ultimately forced entry into the home by breaking the glass door.  Once inside, the suspect armed himself with two large kitchen knives and chased the victim out the front door of her home.  A neighboring citizen heard the commotion and stepped outside his residence to see what was happening.  The citizen was immediately confronted by the armed suspect who attempted to stab him several times.  Both victims were able to escape without injuries. 

As officers responded to the area, the suspect fled over another fence.  Neighbors provided officers information as to where the suspect was hiding.  Several patrol officers located the armed suspect hiding near a vehicle parked in a driveway on Center Parkway.  Officers made verbal contact with the suspect and gave him multiple commands to drop his weapons.  The armed suspect disregarded the commands and charged towards officers.  Fearful for their lives and for the safety of community members, officers shot the suspect multiple times as the suspect charged at them with both knives in hand.  

Press Releases  

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, the Department has released dispatch audio files, in-car camera videos, photographs of the weapons and body-worn camera footage related to the event.  To protect the identities of the victims, witnesses and out of respect for the family, the names, addresses and phone numbers of the callers have been redacted from the recordings.  Per City Council Policy, all identities of the individuals involved in the incident have been blurred.  

These recordings are now available to the media and citizens through the following Sacramento Police Department social media sources:

Disclaimer: The video/audio clips below have been redacted to protect the personal information of involved parties.  Additionally, some of the material may contain graphic content.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Videos

Audio

Photos

Suspect Cleaver 

 Suspect Cleaver

 

Suspect Knife

 Suspect Knife 

 

STATUS

District Attorney's Office Press Release - January 13, 2017