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Details Released On Carmichael Officer-Involved Shooting

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Authorities have identified the suspect killed in a Carmichael shooting involving Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies and released more details on what led to the incident Friday. 

In a statement, officials said the suspect in the shooting was Adrienne Jamarr Ludd, 36, of Sacramento. Officials said Ludd was involved in a pursuit with deputies before the shooting. 

The incident started at around noon Thursday, after a deputy noticed a car with expired registration near Manzanita Avenue and Winding Way. The car, which had two people in it, would not stop as the deputy tried to pull it over. The car also went through several stop signs in residential areas before briefly stopping to let the passenger out. 

Ludd continued driving and stopped again at Cypress Avenue west of Garfield Avenue. Ludd exited the vehicle armed with a Tec-22 handgun, took a shooting stance and leveled his weapon toward deputies, officials said. The officers fired several rounds at Ludd. 

According to officials, Ludd lost control of his weapon as he fell to the ground. Investigators said, officers stopped shooting to reassess the situation, but resumed after the suspect tried to retrieve the weapon. 

The investigation revealed that the suspect's weapon was not functional because of a jam, officials said. Authorities found another fully loaded .25 caliber pistol in the Ludd's pants pocket. 

According to officials, "the suspect was taken into custody by deputies, and they immediately began life saving measures.  Sacramento Metro Fire responded and pronounced the suspect deceased at the scene.  No members of the community were injured during this incident."

Per the agency's rules on officer-involved shootings, the incident is being investigated by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division. 

The Sheriff's Department said the three deputies involved in the shooting have been in the force for 12 years, 14 years and 20 years.  They have also been placed on leave, per the department's rules, pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Marnette Federis

Former Digital News Editor

Marnette Federis was a digital news editor at Capital Public Radio. Her journalism experiences include stints as a reporter, videographer and Web producer at traditional print outlets, digital-only publications and a television station.  Read Full Bio 

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