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Police shoot suspect who pointed gun at officers in Citrus Heights

A spokesperson for the Citrus Heights Police Department said officers tried to de-escalate a situation with an intoxicated person.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. — Update 5:40 a.m.

According to a press release from the Citrus Heights Police Department, the suspect was transported to an "area hospital" where the suspect was pronounced dead.


An investigation is underway in Citrus Heights after an officer shot a suspect who pointed a gun at police.

Sgt. Jason Baldwin, spokesperson for Citrus Heights Police Department, said officers arrived to a call about an intoxicated person who was armed with a gun off of Tupleo Drive and Antelope Road Thursday night.

Sgt. Baldwin said officers tried to de-escalate the situation, but the suspect wound up pointing a gun at officers. That's when Baldwin said an officer fired their gun and hit the suspect. It's not known how many times the officer fired their gun or how many times the suspect was hit. The suspect's condition also isn't known, but he was taken to a hospital. 

Citrus Heights Police Department said they have closed the roads at Antelope near I-80 for the investigation.

A video shared with ABC10 shows a glimpse of the scene after the shooting occurred.


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