Sheriff: CHP officer shoots suspect near Madison Avenue

Suspect dies in CHP officer-involved shooting. (Oct. 28, 2016)

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating a California Highway Patrol officer-involved shooting near Madison Avenue, officials said.

According to Sheriff Sergeant Tony Turnbull, the shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. on Friday near Date Avenue and Tyler Street. A CHP officer was driving when he noticed the suspect walking with a gun in his hand. The officer told the unidentified man to drop gun, but he refused, Turnbull said. 

Another officer arrived to the scene a short time later. Turnbull said the suspect pointed a gun at the officers who then fired their weapons.

The suspect was transported to the hospital where he later died.

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said the following:

“Our officers routinely place themselves directly in harm’s way to protect our communities and the use of force is always a last resort. In keeping with our commitment to public accountability, the California Highway Patrol is fully cooperating with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s office and will provide investigators all the information to ensure a full, thorough and transparent investigation. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave pursuant to CHP policy."

Turnball said the name of the suspect will be released after a next of kin has been notified. 

This is a developing story. Refresh for more details as they come in.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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