Crime - Sacto 911

Suspect shot multiple times after pulling gun on police in North Sacramento

A 28-year-old parolee was shot multiple times during a gun battle with law enforcement Friday afternoon in North Sacramento, according to police.

Around 2 p.m. in the 2900 block of Del Paso Boulevard, a Sacramento police officer and a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy approached the suspect after monitoring him as a dangerous parolee at large, said Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Bryce Heinlein. The man drew a handgun and then fired at a K-9 unit.

Three Sacramento police officers and the sheriff’s deputy returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. He was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition Friday afternoon, Heinlein said.

For more than two hours after the incident, officers and a SWAT team watched a house at the crime scene where a suspect may have remained. Around 4:15 p.m., they began leaving the scene, and police said the house was safe. Heinlein said one person was detained during the incident, but it was not clear whether that person was inside the house.

The nearby area was locked down during that time, and police advised motorists to avoid the area.

Hagginwood Elementary School on Palo Verde Street placed itself on lockdown as a precaution, said Zenobia Gerald, Twin Rivers Unified School District spokeswoman. She said school officials released students on a class-by-class basis.

Diana Lambert and Cathy Locke contributed to this report. Anita Chabria: 916-321-1049, @chabriaa