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Citrus Heights police report man wounded in officer-involved shooting

A man whose family had reported him to be suicidal and armed with a gun was shot in a confrontation with Citrus Heights police Thursday night at a local park.

Lt. Ryan Kinnan said the shooting occurred at 7:19 p.m. at C-Bar-C Park in the 8200 block of Oak Avenue. Police had received a call from relatives advising them that the man was threatening to commit suicide.

Officers found the man at the park and approached him. Kinnan said when the man failed to comply, the officers repeated commands and the confrontation ended with two officers firing multiple times. Officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived. The man, described as white and in his 50s, was taken to an area hospital. Kinnan said the man was conscious at the time he was transported.

He said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Police believe no one else was in the park when the shooting occurred, Kinnan said.

In keeping with the Police Department’s protocol, he said, the two officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.