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Officer-involved shooting reported in Rosemont area

Man shot in struggle with deputy

Sgt. Shaun Hampton, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman, describes an officer-involved shooting in the Rosemont area in which a suspect was wounded.
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Sgt. Shaun Hampton, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman, describes an officer-involved shooting in the Rosemont area in which a suspect was wounded.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting at Micron Avenue and Bradshaw Road in the Rosemont area.

Sgt. Shaun Hampton, spokesman for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, gave the following account of the incident:

About 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department received a call from someone at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant on Micron Avenue reporting that there was a male who appeared to be intoxicated and dropping items. They said he was associated with a large box truck in the area. A deputy arrived and engaged in conversation with the person, described as a man in his 20s, at the box truck, Hampton said. A struggle ensued between the officer and the suspect, during which the suspect grabbed the deputy’s gun. The deputy fired his gun multiple times at the suspect, who drove off in the truck on Micron Avenue, headed toward Bradshaw Road, Hampton said.

The suspect subsequently became stuck in traffic on Micron and officers took him into custody, authorities said. He was initially conscious but then lost consciousness. Officers administered first aid, including CPR, and applied a tourniquet to an injured limb. The suspect regained consciousness and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but Hampton said he is expected to survive. The officers were not injured.

The deputy who fired the shots is a 19-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, Hampton said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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