Sacramento Police Sergeant Bryce Heinlein says agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot a suspect during a multi-agency operation in a South Sacramento neighborhood this morning.
Agents were serving search and arrest warrants for weapons charges in the 3900 block of 17th Avenue.
"While serving the search warrant an ATF agent encountered an armed suspect, shots were fired in the backyard of a residence."
Heinlein says the suspect opened fire on the agents and agents shot back. The suspect is in critical condition and has been transported to a hospital.
Heinlein says it is unknown how many rounds were fired or the number of shooters.
The shooting did not take place on school grounds but three surrounding schools were placed on a precautionary "lock-down."
Izac Basped is a neighbor who heard the incident.
"I heard one big boom and several shots after."
Basped says he hasn't seen any "bad things coming from the home," and the neighborhood is generally quiet.
- Capital Public Radio Staff