Deputies had responded to the woman’s apartment just 20 minutes prior, after she called about a dispute with her son. She later asked police to leave, officials said.
The sheriff’s office returned to the apartment shortly after when neighbors called about the mother and son disputing, said Sgt. Rod Grassman, a spokesperson with the SCSD
Deputies opened the door of the apartment and witnessed the man shoot his mother and then began firing at deputies, Grassman said. Deputies returned fire and struck the suspect. He was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.
No one else was injured. The shooting incident comes as deputies mourn the loss of a fellow officer and a K9, killed in a shootout near Cal Expo late Monday night.
This is the third officer-involved shooting involving officers with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in five days.
Grassman said this is an unprecedented level of violence.
According to the sheriff’s office, a “large police presence” was on the scene at the complex, located in the 5400 block of Auburn Boulevard.
The suspect was said to be armed and barricaded inside an apartment unit, the sheriff's office said. The complex has been taped off by investigators.
No details about the suspect have been released, but the sheriff's office said the incident was related to a homicide investigation.