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Man Carrying Assault Rifle, Handgun Shot Dead By Deputies

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – A man carrying both an assault rifle and a handgun was shot dead by sheriff’s deputies early Sunday morning.

The incident happened near Don Julio Boulevard and Antelope Road a little after 2 a.m., according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman. Residents in the area had called dispatchers to report hearing gunshots in the area.

Deputies soon got to the scene and spotted a man carrying what looked like an assault rifle. The deputies confronted the man, but he reportedly refused to cooperate and drop his gun.

Soon, deputies say, the man pulled out another gun he had been carrying – a handgun. He reportedly pointed the gun at the two deputies, forcing them to shoot the man.

The man, who hasn’t been identified at this time, was taken to the hospital but later pronounced dead.

Bowman notes that no officers were hurt in the incident. The man’s motive, or mindset, is not known.

Both deputies will be placed on administrative leave, per department protocol after any officer-involved shooting. The incident would turn out to be the second officer-involved of the day, as officers opened fire on a woman who rammed two patrol cars in Citrus Heights later Sunday morning.

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