Sacramento police officer badly wounded in shooting

Sacramento police officer badly wounded in shooting Photo: Sacramento Police Department

June 19, 2019 11:51 PM

A Sacramento police officer was badly wounded Wednesday by a rifleman who also fired at officers trying to rescue her, according to reports.

The officer was responding to a report of shots fired in a north Sacramento neighborhood when she was hit, KTXL-TV reported.


Warren said the incident began as a domestic violence call.

"All I know right now that the officer is hurt bad, is at the hospital now and we're praying for her recovery and for her to make it through," Councilman Allen Warren, who represents the area, told the Sacramento Bee.

Officers trying to reach the wounded officer in a yard were at first pinned down as a man with a rifle shot from another home, KTXL-TV reported.

Heavily-armored police swarmed the residential neighborhood, where a couple dozen marked and unmarked police cars had gathered.

Because of the gunman, police warned residents by loudspeaker to stay out of the area near the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road. Police were keeping media and onlookers out of sight of the scene.

Connect with KSTP

Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.


Associated Press

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Minnehaha Academy president, coach file lawsuits over school explosion

Monday's storm uproots trees, strews debris throughout state

St. Louis Park City Council votes to bring back Pledge of Allegiance to meetings

Trump defends tweets about 4 congresswomen of color

Duluth council asks EPA to reconsider use of dangerous chemical

Hot, humid day expected Tuesday