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The suspect in an officer-involved shooting today in Rio Linda has been confirmed dead, Sacramento Police spokesperson Justin Brown said.
At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on a motorcyclist in Rio Linda. The suspect reportedly fled on foot and carjacked a Bronco.
Shots were reportedly fired near Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard, and the suspect reportedly injured and bleeding from the side.
A short time later, the Bronco was reported by a witness on Dawnelle Way, off Elkhorn Boulevard.
Law enforcement determined the suspect was inside a home on the 6000 block of Bridgecross in Natomas.
A wide perimeter had been set up around the home which was reportedly occupied by relatives of the suspect.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene including the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept., Sacramento Police and Sacramento Fire.
All occupants of the home were evacuated from the home except the suspect. Homes adjacent were also evacuated.
Police and Sheriff SWAT were called to the scene and a law enforcement robot deployed to clear the building at about 7 p.m. when the suspect refused to surrender.
The suspect was confirmed dead.
Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. investigators remain on the scene tonight while additional law enforcement started escorting area residents back to their homes. Area roadways were reportedly still closed at Bridgecross and Honor.
Rio Linda High School and two other schools were locked down for a time after the incident.
The suspect reportedly has a history of weapons-related crimes.
Brandy Tuzon Boyd & John Todd/RioLindaOnline.com contributed to this report.