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UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after officer-involved shooting in Robla area

06/21/2014 8:36 PM

06/21/2014 8:37 PM

A man died at a hospital Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting near Dry Creek Road and Bell Avenue in the Robla area, Sacramento police said.

Officers were called to the 4100 block of Wheatley Circle about 7:15 p.m. for a family disturbance, said Officer Michele Gigante, police spokeswoman.

The man was at a family party drinking, she said. When he tried to get into his car, family members disabled the car. He returned to the home, got a knife and began chasing his brother-in-law, Gigante said.

When officers arrived, the man was in a field off Cold Creek Way, still armed with the knife. He was saying, “Shoot me” to officers, Gigante said.

Officers used a Taser, but it was ineffective, she said. The two officers then fired at the man.

He was taken to a hospital and died there. No officers or the brother-in-law suffered injuries, Gigante said.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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