Suspect dead in Fair Oaks officer-involved shooting

A 41-year-old man was killed by Sacramento sheriff's deputies after attempting two break-ins in Fair Oaks (Sept. 23, 2016)

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man in Fair Oaks on Friday. 

The shooting happened on Mohawk Way, between Hazel and Illinois Avenues, while officers were investigating attempted burglaries on Tuscon Circle.

Sheriff's department officials say the man tried to break into a home but was confronted by the homeowner, who got him out. He then went to the home next door for another attempted break-in. Deputies say they found the man trying to pull open the door, while the homeowner pushed it shut.

Deputies told him to surrender, they said he appeared to have something with him, but he ran away.

When deputies reached him, the man refused to follow orders or put his hands up. After repeated orders from officers, the man quickly pointed an object towards the deputies and rushed towards them according to the sheriff's department. That's when the two deputies fired two shots at him.

The man is described as white and 41 years old. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sacramento Metro Fire Department. No weapon was found on the man.

There is a heavy patrol car presence in the area at this time. Crime tape is blocking off the street, but the situation is not affecting traffic. 

Per protocol, the officers involved have been place on paid leave. One is an 11 year veteran for the department, the other is a two year veteran.  

The victim's name will be released by the coroner's office after family is notified. 

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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