Breaking News
More () »

'He's just dancing in the street' | New footage released of man accused of trying to kill a cop

Jacob Armada, who was charged with two counts of attempted murder on a police officer on Nov. 29, is allegedly seen in a witness video waiving a gun in the air.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update Dec. 6:

Sacramento police released new video from a witness' dash camera on Monday allegedly showing 19-year-old Jacob Armada running into the street near the 6200 Block of Lemon Hill Ave. — gun in hand.

"There's a man with a gun out here, he's pointing it at cars," said an unidentified witness who can be heard in the video calling 911. "He's just dancing in the street."

Body-worn camera footage released on Monday by police also captures the Nov. 28 gunfight between at least two officers and a man alleged to be Armada, who was walking into an apartment building.

The ensuing 8-hour search ended when police said a K9 officer found the 19-year-old hiding in a trash can.

Credit: ABC10
Bullet hole Sacramento police say was left in an officer's pants.

Update Nov. 29, 12:28 p.m.:

After being taken into custody, 19-year-old Jacob Armada is charged by Sacramento police with felony assault and two counts of attempted murder on a police officer.

The man was found hiding in a trash can after shooting at police near at 63rd Street and Lemon Hill Ave on Sunday.

He is currently being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Update10:40 p.m.:

Sacramento police have released more information following Sunday's shooting that involved officers.

Police said around 9 a.m. a 19-year-old man was reported by numerous callers to be pointing a gun at people. When officers arrived on the scene they saw the man standing on a second-floor apartment breezeway, still armed with the gun. When officers got close, police said he fired at one of them. One officer was hit, the bullet "pierced their uniform pants, nearly missing their leg," police said. The officer also fired his gun at the man.

Following the shootout, police said a search ensued to find the man. Eventually, he was found hiding in a trash can. Police said a K9 officer had to be sent in to get the man into custody.

Police said the man was hurt but once he is medically cleared, he will be booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for resisting officers and assaulting a police K9. Police said detectives will determine if the man will face more charges at a later date.

“We know that this incident had significant impacts to the community, the affected neighborhood, and traffic in the area. We want to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation while this incident unfolded,” said Sacramento Police Department Sergeant Sabrina Briggs in a statement. “We are grateful that no officers were injured during this very dangerous call and for the hard work and professionalism of our officers. We would also like to thank the numerous regional agencies who responded to assist including the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, and the Elk Grove Police Department.”

Update (4:40 p.m.): 

Police said the suspect has been located.

In a tweet, Sacramento police said the man was detained. They add officers are still on the scene.

Original story:

Sacramento police officers set up a perimeter near 63rd Street and Lemon Hill Avenue on Sunday morning.

Officers responded to multiple reports of a man with a firearm in the area around 9 a.m. 

According to a tweet from the Sacramento Police Department, a man shot at officers, and at least one officer fired their gun.

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies and SWAT officers are also at the scene searching for a person who shot at officers and who they say is still armed.

According to a tweet, all officers are alright and there is an extensive police presence in the area.

According to police, the scene is active and officers with K9s are searching the area for the man.

ABC10 will update this story once more information is released. 


Watch more on ABC10: Sacramento’s first woman elected mayor Anne Rudin dies at 97

Paid Advertisement