Jul 102012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — July 10, 2012 –

A citizen was shot by police last night as offices responded to a  “domestic assault” report on the 800 block of Platinum Lane — part of the Ironworks subdivision near Raley Field. The initial call came in at 10:41 p.m.

According to a press release from Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department:

“As officers arrived on scene to check on the welfare of the victim, a subject rushed at an officer and attempted to grab the officer’s handgun. The officer fired his duty weapon, striking the subject one time. Paramedics transported the subject to the hospital for medical treatment.”

Steele told the News-Ledger on Tuesday morning that the victim was a 42-year old West Sacramento man who was in “non-life threatening condition.”

Steele did not identify the injured subject or the officer. But he added that the officer has three years experience and is being placed on routine paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated by several divisions of W.S.P.D.  Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s investigations division, 617-4900.

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Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke

  One Response to “W.S.P.D. police involved in shooting”

  1. I think we all have to thank our police department for their bravery. I understand these domestic violence cases are some of the most dangerous incidents that a cop can be called to. I am glad the officer was not injured.