Suspect killed in North Highlands officer-involved shooting

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are responding to a reported officer-involved shooting Thursday morning.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies are responding to a reported officer-involved shooting Thursday morning.

The shooting was reported near President and Senate avenues in North Highlands, just after 10 a.m., deputies said.

Officers were called to a home near the area where the shooting happened, following reports of a man outside with an edged weapon, deputies said.

Once deputies arrived and located the man, he reportedly ran inside a nearby home and came back outside with a pitchfork.

A deputy reportedly ordered the man to drop the pitchfork; however, the man allegedly refused and continued to threaten the officers, according to deputies.

One of the deputies then shot the 56-year-old man, killing him at the scene.

The location of the shooting was near two schools, Madison Elementary and Trinity Christian. Neither school is on lockdown at this time.

There have been no reports of any officer injuries at this time, according to Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Shaun Hampton.

The department reports deputies have made calls to the suspect's home on past disturbance reports.

The deputy involved in the shooting is a 14-year veteran. He will be placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

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