Officer-Involved Shooting in Citrus Heights

A suspect was injured during an officer-involved shooting in Citrus Heights Thursday afternoon. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m. a Citrus Heights police officer was involved in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect. Prior to the start of the pursuit, a witness told police the car was driving erratically from a parking lot onto a public roadway and in opposing lanes of traffic.

The chase ended in the 7400 block of Summer Avenue when the car came to a sudden stop in a residential driveway, according to a witness.  A witness also saw and heard the involved officer yelling commands at the suspect before gunshots rang out.

The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Steven Roberts, was taken to a local hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. But officials say he is now in critical condition

Roberts is currently being investigated for felony evading in a motor vehicle and driving under the influence, police said. 

The involved officer was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Photo Courtesy of Citrus Heights Police Department

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