Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to an officer-involved shooting on Thursday morning. The shooting was reported near President and Senate avenues in North Highlands, just after 10:00 a.m.
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According to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, a caller requested a welfare check on a male who was acting erratically. When deputies arrived, they said they saw a man with a knife. They also said that man went inside a nearby home and came back outside with a pitchfork. According to department spokesman Shaun Hampton, the deputy ordered the man to drop the pitchfork, he refused and continued to threaten officers, then one of the deputies fired his weapon, killing the man.
The suspect has been identified as a 56-year-old Sacramento man.
No officers were injured.