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Update: Roseville officer shoots son suspected of stabbing father

Roseville police are investigating an incident early Tuesday that left a father with knife wounds and his adult son shot by an officer.

Officers were called about 6:20 a.m. to the 1100 block of Windermere Avenue, near Riverside Avenue and Interstate 80, for a report of a family disturbance. Police were told that a man was screaming that he had stabbed his father.

A Roseville Police Department news release provided this account:

The first responding officer found the suspect outside the residence, armed with a knife. The officer fired several rounds, striking the suspect. Additional officers arrived on scene to assist, and found an 84-year-old man inside the residence with stab wounds. The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he is listed in critical condition. The stabbing suspect, a 54-year-old male, was also taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of gunshot wounds. He is in serious condition but expected to survive.

Nearby resident Catherine Dreater said she heard the gunshots about 6:30 a.m. but thought the sound was fireworks until she looked out the window. “I knew it was real when I saw police responding real fast,” she said.

Dreater said she didn’t know the man who was stabbed except to say “hi” to, and wasn’t aware that he had adult children.

Turesa Simmons, who lives about a block from the scene of the stabbing and shooting, said her husband heard five or six gunshots in rapid succession and ran down the street to see what was going on. She said he reported seeing emergency personnel administering aid to a man lying in the yard.

Simmons said violent incidents are rare in the neighborhood, where she and her family have lived since 1996, and crime consists largely of the occasional vehicle burglary. “We love living here,” she said.

The stabbing and subsequent officer-involved shooting are being investigated by the Roseville Police Department’s Investigation’s Unit. The investigation is being monitored by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, according to the department’s protocol for officer-involved shootings. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, also according to the department’s protocol.

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