SACRAMENTO, Calif (KTXL) — Sacramento police shot and killed a man Tuesday morning in the Tahoe Park neighborhood near Hiram Johnson High School after a standoff that lasted all night.
It all started with a simple welfare check, but when police arrived at a home on Redding Avenue Monday night, the situation became much more serious.
“When officers approached the residence, they observed that man with a firearm,” explained Sacramento Police Department spokesman Officer Ryan Woo. “So our officers backed out, established a perimeter and attempted to negotiate with that man.”
Police called in the SWAT team and crisis negotiators to begin talking with the man inside the house.
Those negotiations would last throughout the night and into the next morning.
“Over the several hours this incident lasted, the suspect did shoot at our officers several times,” Officer Woo said. “Eventually, the suspect did emerge from his house and shot at our officers. We did have at least one officer engage in gunfire and the man appeared to have been struck.”
Officials said the man retreated back into the house and Sacramento police used a drone to clear the scene before entering the home.
They found the man inside and tried to provide first aid, but he eventually died at the scene from his injuries.
None of the officers involved in the shooting were hurt.
Meanwhile, classes were canceled Tuesday at nearby Hiram Johnson High School as police extended their scene onto school property.