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Assault suspect scuffles with cops in North Sacramento

One officer tried to tase the man, but that did not stop him from continuing to fight back, police said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Police officers were involved in a violent scuffle with a suspected sought in connection with a reported felony assault in North Sacramento, early Wednesday morning.

The call of the alleged assault came into police just after 1 a.m. Authorities said the caller told them that a man had threatened to kill him with a hatchet. Officers responded to the area and said they found the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Alvin Williams, along the canal near Interstate 80, just to the east of Norwood Avenue.


Officers said that when Williams saw them he immediately got combative, throwing a rock that struck an officer. One officer tried to tase Williams, but that did not stop him from continuing to fight back, police said. At one point during the struggle, police said Williams’ dog started biting one of the officers. That officer pulled his gun and fatally shot the dog.

Eventually, Williams was subdued and arrested. He was not injured in the struggle and was taken to the Sacramento County Main Jail on complaints of felony assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

Police said the officer that was bitten by the dog was taken to the hospital, treated and released. The officer that was hit by the rock suffered swelling and a bruise but did not need medical attention.

This incident remains under investigation.


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