A Sacramento man has died after he was shot multiple times by a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy.
Two officers responded to a domestic violence call on Brahms Court off Roseville Road in Antelope at 8:30 last night.
Lieutenant Jason Ramos is a spokesman for the department. He says the man involved in the incident had left the home before deputies arrived, but then returned.
"He pulled up to the scene in a vehicle, got out of it. So, the officers got out of their's to talk to him and immediately saw that he had a knife in his hand."
Ramos says one of the officers reported the man was behaving erratically.
"He alternated between moving toward the officers and moving back away from them. He got loud with them. He was challenging them to fight. They kept telling him to put the knife down. They just wanted to talk with him. He wasn't receptive to that. At one point, he advanced toward where the officers were and the officer fired his weapon in response to the threat that he perceived."
The officer who fired his weapon is a 14-year veteran of the force and is on leave -which is standard protocol. He was riding with a patrol trainee, who had served for three years in the corrections division.
Ramos says the interaction took between one-and-two minutes and was so brief neither officer radioed for backup.
Both officers had been issued tasers and had passed the training required to use them, but the department has not said if either officer was carrying one at the time of the shooting.
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