RANCHO CORDOVA —
A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy fired his gun at another uniformed officer early Tuesday morning in Rancho Cordova, according to the department.
At 4:40 a.m., the sheriff’s department received a call from a man who said he was hearing voices taunting him across the street from his apartment on Point East Drive.
When the dispatched officer arrived, he determined the subject to be intoxicated but able to care for himself, creating no threat to himself or others.
As the officer was leaving the apartment into a dimly lit, enclosed stairwell, he saw a darkened figure at the base of the stairwell who he believed was holding a weapon.
The officer fired one shot from his duty weapon at the figure, who turned out to be a second uniformed officer who was responding to provide cover.
The second officer was uninjured as the round missed him and lodged into the stairwell door frame.
The officer who fired his weapon is a 10-year veteran with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department currently assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department.
He has been removed from his enforcement assignment until investigators can develop more information on the circumstances of the shooting and determine what, if any, administrative actions are necessary.