A man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon in the south Sacramento area.
The incident occurred about 1 p.m. as two California Highway Patrol officers were assisting state Department of Transportation workers who were removing a homeless camp on state property, said Officer Michael Bradley, CHP spokesman. The location, he said, was near the southbound onramp to Highway 99 from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between Fruitridge Road and 47th Avenue, in Sacramento.
The officer contacted a man who appeared to be camping on the freeway onramp area. The man produced a knife and appeared agitated, according to a CHP news release. The man made threatening movements toward the officers, then turned and aggressively attacked the officers. Fearing for their safety, one officer deployed his Taser, CHP officials said.
The man then threw the knife striking an officer, and the second officer then fired a round from his department-issued handgun. When the man attempted to flee the area, a second Taser was deployed, CHP officials said.
The man was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The CHP did not indicate whether the man was struck by the Tasers or the gunshot.
Since being medically cleared, the man has been held for questioning, CHP officials said, and his name is being withheld.