Accessibility mode is enabled

Skip to Top / Tab to View Menu Options
Skip to Left Navigation / Tab to View Content




On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 11:32 p.m., officers from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) were dispatched to the area of Broadway/16th Street regarding a suspicious subject walking with a mask and a gun.  The caller stated that the male was wearing a mask on his face, wearing a black ‘hoodie’, grey pants, and carrying a black backpack. The caller stated the male was walking down Broadway and had pointed the gun at numerous people. 

At 11:36 p.m., a CHP airplane arrived over the area and was searching for the suspect as well.  CHP advised the suspect was eastbound Broadway and was carrying something.  At 11:38 p.m., a patrol officer arrived on scene and the suspect fled south on 20th Street into a residential area.  CHP and patrol officers saw him climb over a fence into a residential property. For the safety of everyone involved, and based on the suspect being armed, officers on scene immediately set up a perimeter to contain the suspect.  SWAT and K9 Teams responded to continue the search.

At 3:12 a.m., in the yard of an occupied residence, SWAT officers located the suspect hiding under a stairwell at the rear of the house.  Officers observed the suspect with a gun in his hand and ordered him to drop his weapon.  The suspect pointed his weapon at officers, who then fired at the suspect.  The officers rendered medical aid, including CPR until the Sacramento Fire Department arrived and took over medical care. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene by fire personnel.

When officers approached the suspect, they recovered a firearm and a knife.  Investigators determined the firearm was a pellet gun that was a replica of a Sig Sauer P225 9MM handgun.


Press Releases 



On September 14, 2018, the Department released video and audio material related to this incident.  The material consists of ten (10) body-worn camera (BWC) videos , two (2) in-car camera (ICC) videos, two (2) surveillance videos, three (3) California Highway Patrol airplane video files, two (2) radio dispatch audio files and the 911 call. Included in this video release is a 13-minute video that provides details of the incident.

On October 4, 2018, the Department released an additional twenty (20) in-car camera (ICC) videos and forty-six (46) body-worn camera videos.

All video and audio being released have been redacted to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those involved. The faces and/or identifying materials have been blurred, and audio redactions are signified by muted audio with no accompanying sound.

This incident falls under the City Council policy on Police Use of Force. The Police Department is releasing this material to provide information quickly to our community.

The material is now available to the media and citizens through the YouTube links below which will also be posted on the Department’s Facebook page and Twitter account (@sacpolice).


This incident is being investigated by the Sacramento Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Division. The Office of Public Safety Accountability and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office are providing oversight by monitoring the investigation. The Sacramento Police Department is committed to transparency and additional records, including audio and video material, will be released as the investigation progresses.

Records Released to the Public

Documents from 2018-284104 (90 MB PDF)

Narrated Video from 2018-284104

Playlist of Videos from 2018-284104

Playlist of Videos from the Administrative Review for 2018-284104

CSI Photos from 18-284104

Review of additional records remains ongoing