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