Man Grabs Sacto Cop's Gun, Fires 3 Rounds Near School

Sacramento police say a mentally unstable man grabbed an officer's gun and fired off three rounds this afternoon near Sacred Heart Parish School.  An off duty firefighter saw what was happening and helped the officer subdue the suspect and take back the firearm. The officer sustained minor injuries, but no one else was hurt.

Photo courtesy Robert Petersen

The suspect never went on campus, but the school was put on lockdown, and the area of H and 39th streets was closed for investigations.

The lock down has since been lifted and the suspect was arrested.  Authorities say the man had been at nearby Mercy Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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