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Suspect in serious condition after officer-involved shooting in Rancho Cordova

Suspect shot in Rancho Cordova

A 29-year-old man wanted on felony warrants was shot by a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy after allegedly pointing a gun at the deputy in Rancho Cordova.
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A 29-year-old man wanted on felony warrants was shot by a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy after allegedly pointing a gun at the deputy in Rancho Cordova.

A 29-year-old Sacramento man who allegedly raised a gun at officers was in serious but stable condition Friday after a sheriff’s deputy shot him in Rancho Cordova, authorities said.

The deputy involved was not injured, said Sgt. Tony Turnbull, spokesman for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

“The suspect will be identified once he is released from the hospital, and booked on his outstanding felony warrants and any additional charges from today’s incident,” a Sherrif’s Department news release said.

The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of Sunrise Boulevard as officers were trying to apprehend the man on a felony warrant for burglary, possession of stolen property, grand theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Detectives had received information that the suspect, whom they had been seeking for several days, might have a unit at the Public Storage facility on Sunrise Boulevard, Turnbull said.

When they arrived, they spotted a car that matched the description of one associated with the suspect, he said.

The suspect jumped out of the passenger side as deputies approached. He was holding a handgun and began to raise his arm, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. A deputy fired his weapon, striking the suspect, who ran into a hallway in the storage facility.

Deputies detained him and administered emergency aid until Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel arrived. He was transported to an area hospital.

The handgun was located, the news release said.

A woman was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and was not injured, Turnbull said.

Turnbull said the detective who fired the shots is a 14-year veteran of the department. In keeping with the Sheriff’s Department’s policies and procedures, he will be placed on paid administrative pending the investigation.

Turnbull said homicide investigators and members of the department’s professional standards division were on the scene investigating.

Once the investigation is complete, he said, a report will be sent to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the county’s Inspector General for review.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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