City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
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Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20180321-028
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Release of Audio/Video Related to Officer-Involved Shooting on 29th Street

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 9:13 p.m., officers from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) were dispatched to the 7500 block of 29th Street regarding a subject breaking into vehicles. The caller stated that the male subject had broken car windows and was now hiding in a backyard. The caller described the subject as a male, 6’, thin, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. SPD Officers arrived on scene at approximately 9:18 p.m. This incident resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Please follow the link below to view the original press release:

Due to the severity of the event, Detectives conducted a thorough canvas of the neighborhood. During the canvas, investigators identified at least three vehicles with damage believed to have been caused by the suspect. In addition, an adjacent and occupied residence had a sliding glass door shattered. Orbiting deputies in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s law enforcement helicopter had witnessed the suspect shatter the door and run from one property and jumped the fence into another property where the shooting occurred.

Prior to the shooting, the involved officers saw the suspect facing them, advance forward with his arms extended, and holding an object in his hands. At the time of the shooting, the officers believed the suspect was pointing a firearm at them. After an exhaustive search, scene investigators did not locate any firearms. The only items found near the suspect was a cell phone.

Please follow the link below to view the updated press release of the incident:

The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) recognizes the significance of this incident and the impact it has on our community. We are committed to providing timely information and communicating openly with our community.

Today SPD will release video and audio material related to this incident. The material consists of two (2) body-worn camera videos, one (1) video from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter (STAR) and two (2) audio files. The two (2) body-worn camera videos begin as the officers arrive on scene. The helicopter video footage begins with the suspect running from a backyard and jumping over a fence into the property where the shooting occurred. One audio file consists of the 9-1-1 call that our Communication Center received regarding the incident. The additional audio file contains dispatch radio traffic related to the event.   

All video and audio being released has been redacted to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those involved. The faces have been blurred and audio redactions are signified by muted audio with no accompanying sound.


This incident falls under the City Council policy on Police Use of Force. The material being released today has been identified as significant to this incident. The remainder of video and audio related to this incident will be released in the near future. The Police Department is releasing this material to provide information quickly to our community.

The material is now available to the media and citizens through the YouTube links below which will also be posted on the Department’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account (@sacpolice):


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