CARMICHAEL — Authorities say a Sacramento deputy shot and killed a 17-year-old after a car chase in Carmichael Sunday night.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy tried to pull over the suspect, who was driving erratically in the area of El Camino and Walnut avenues. The driver, who has been identified as Makarenko Sergey, sped away and the deputy gave chase for four to five minutes and the suspect reached speeds of 60 miles per hour in residential areas.
Deputies said the man drove into a dead end after he turned on Horton Lane. Deputies ordered him to get out of the car but instead he began accelerating while driving in reverse.
A deputy feared for the safety of the officers behind the suspect’s vehicle and fired on the 17-year-old driver.
The suspect suffered gunshot wounds and was taken out of his vehicle. Deputies began life-saving measures.
The driver died at the scene.
The department says the deputy is a 12-year veteran with the department and has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The incident is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division.