SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A person wanted for attempted homicide on an officer died Tuesday after he was shot by Sacramento police in South Natomas.
The police department reports detectives were in the area of Wisconsin Avenue near Northgate Boulevard around 4 p.m. investigating the wanted person.
Sacramento Police Sgt. Sabrina Briggs says detectives learned he was inside a home with others and the SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the area.
Detectives were able to confirm that the suspect was inside a residence and that residence was occupied by a number of people,” Briggs said.
After hours of negotiation and with everyone else inside the home safely outside, Sgt. Briggs reports the man ran out of the back of the house armed with a firearm.
He hopped a fence before at least one officer fired at him, according to Briggs.
“The air unit was up ahead, and advised that the suspect had exited the residence and was running towards the rear,” Briggs said. “At least one officer discharged their firearm at the suspect.”
A video shared with FOX40 shows at least two officers in the area of the Mobil gas station behind the home. Seconds later, multiple gunshots are heard. It’s unclear who fired the shots heard in the video.
Sgt. Briggs say officers tried life-saving measures before fire personnel arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Briggs said she could not provide any additional details about the shooting, including if the man pointed his firearm at the officer prior to the shooting.
The wanted person’s identity has not been reported. Police only described him as White and in his 50s.
Information surrounding the attempted homicide has not been disclosed.
Police say no officers were injured.
Northgate Boulevard is closed at Wisonsin Avenue and drivers have been asked to use alternate routes.