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Police Shoot Man in Rancho Cordova

The man -- whose name was withheld pending notification of kin -- was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, shortly before 5 p.m. in the 3400 block of Nut Plains Drive.

A man was shot dead by police in Rancho Cordova Monday when he allegedly got into a fight with officers and nearly overpowered them, a sheriff's spokesperson said.

The man -- whose name was withheld pending notification of kin -- was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, shortly before 5 p.m. in the 3400 block of Nut Plains Drive.

He was shot at least once in the upper body, Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said in a news release.

Deputies were called to the home by a relative of the man who told authorities the man's behavior was bizarre and erratic; he had been asked to leave the home but refused to do so, Ramos said.

Deputies at first tried to speak with the man but his bizarre behavior continued and he was incoherent, Ramos said.

They tried to lead him out of the bedroom and a fight ensued, as the man resisted and became combative, Ramos said.

According to Ramos, the man was unaffected by a stun gun and the deputies were in danger of being overpowered because of the man's size and "inordinate strength" Ramos said.

"Fearing for his safety and that of his partner, one of the officers drew his service weapon and shot the occupant, ending the altercation," Ramos wrote.

The deputies rendered first aid but the man died, the sergeant said.

They were injured as well, Ramos said.

The deputy who shot the man -- - a 13-year veteran - was placed on administrative leave, per department policy, Ramos said.

His name was not released.

 

William R Davidson February 19, 2013 at 04:20 PM
THIS IS NOT RANCHO CORDOVA!!!!!!!!!!!
Diane Brinkley February 21, 2013 at 05:14 PM
"Inordinate strength" ...is the VERY reason why our RIGHT to own guns exists (especially for women). NOT to be told by government what size they think we need or how many rounds they think we be enough to stop people like this. It is the RIGHT of the people to decide what they need!

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