Sacramento PD: Man detained after hours-long search for person who shot at officers in South Sacramento

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10:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A man believed to have pointed a gun at multiple people and shot at police Sunday morning is in custody following an hours-long search.

Police responded to reports of an armed man pointing a firearm at several victims on Lemon Hill Avenue, near Will C. Wood Middle School around 9 a.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived, they found an armed man on a second-story apartment walkway. When an officer made contact, police said the man shot at them.

The officer returned fire. That officer reported being shot, but later discovered a bullet had pierced a pantleg of their pants, nearly missing their leg. No one was injured in the exchange.

Police set up a perimeter in search of the gunman. A SWAT team, crisis negotiators, helicopters and drones were all involved in the search, lasting eight hours.

Eventually police discovered a man hiding in a trash can. When he refused to surrender, a K-9 was sent on him.

The 19-year-old man was arrested and brought to a local hospital for treatment of injuries he received from the K-9. Once cleared, he will be charged for resisting arrested and assaulting the K-9, police said.

Detectives are investigating other possible charges.

“We know that this incident had significant impacts to the community, the affected neighborhood, and traffic in the area. We want to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation while this incident unfolded,” said Sacramento Police Department Sergeant Sabrina Briggs

Video and audio related to the incident will be released to the public within 30 days, police said.

This incident is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department at 916-264-5471.


Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police are searching for a man they say shot at officers in a South Sacramento neighborhood.

One resident explained to FOX40 the impact the incident has had on his home.

For the last six months, Hung Vo has lived in his home near 65th Street and Lemon Hill Avenue.

“Even though I know this is a dangerous area, but this is the first time it’s happened,” Vo told FOX40

While the area doesn’t have the best reputation, Vo said he’s never had a problem.

“People are really friendly. Sometimes I talk to them and they’re really friendly. They’re good,” Vo said

But all of that changed Sunday morning when police got a call from worried residents.

“There were several callers that reported there was a man armed outside and that he was in possession of a firearm,” explained Sacramento Police Officer Karl Chan.

When police arrived, shots were fired at them and they returned fire. Nobody was hurt and the man with the gun got away.

“The suspect then fled on foot, and we have established an extensive perimeter in this area to search the area,” Chan said.

For hours, police kept searching by ground and air. They have not released a description or a name.

With so little to go on, police urge people in the area to stay alert, and it was the helicopter searching from above that got Vo nervous about leaving his family at home.

“When I go to work, I said, ‘close all the doors, shut all the doors down. Don’t let anyone go in, even if they knock the door, don’t open it,’” Vo said. 

Police told FOX40 they’re going to be searching in the area for the majority of Sunday evening and urge people living nearby to stay inside and to lock their doors.

They also ask anyone with information on this incident to give them a call and are working to get a better description of the suspect in hopes someone can help them track him down.

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