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Sacramento police shoot armed suspect after standoff

A gun displayed by the suspect who was holed up Monday night in a south Sacramento residence.
A gun displayed by the suspect who was holed up Monday night in a south Sacramento residence. Sacramento Police Department.

An armed suspect holed up in a south Sacramento residence was shot Monday night by a Sacramento police officer after a standoff, police said.

The standoff began shortly after 7 p.m. when officers were called to a residence in the 7600 block of Bellini Way in the Glen Elder neighborhood. Bail bond agents were attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect who fled to the bathroom with a handgun, police said in a news release.

A police sergeant and a K-9 Unit entered the residence to assist the bail agents and to negotiate the suspect’s surrender, police said. The officers tried several times to persuade the suspect to surrender. While alone in the bathroom, the suspect fired the gun in an unknown direction, authorities said.

During the negotiation, the suspect displayed the handgun toward the officers, the news release said. A 17-year veteran of the department fired his duty weapon striking the suspect multiple times, police said.

Officers began rendering aid to the suspect. The Sacramento Fire Department arrived and the suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed as in stable condition, police said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The name of the suspect is being withheld because the investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Homicide detectives and personnel from Internal Affairs, Office of Public Safety Accountability, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and Crime Scene Investigation Units are investigating the shooting.

The Sacramento Police Department asks that any witnesses with information regarding the shooting contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357 or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Ed Fletcher: 916-321-1269, @NewsFletch