The shooting happened off of Wyckford Blvd. in the 4900 block of Bradford Place.
Officers responded to a burglary in progress at 10:01 a.m. Saturday, according to the Rocklin Police Department. The caller who contacted authorities said that a man was trying to break into their home.
The man was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed, which caused the suspect to run out of the house.
Three responding Rocklin Police officers found the suspect outside. Authorities say he had a weapon.
At this time it is not known if the suspect charged the officers but he was shot by at least one of the officers and died on scene.
The identity of the suspect has not been revealed by the authorities.
Officers are also investigating a vehicle pursuit in the area to determine if it is related to the burglary.
In a statement released Saturday the Rocklin Police Department noted that the investigation could take "several days or even weeks." The Placer County District Attorney's Office will also be conducting an investigation into the shooting.
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