SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man was shot by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy inside a home during a search on Tuesday.
Deputies were searching a home on 53rd Avenue looking for a 38-year-old man who violated a restraining order and was reported to have a gun. The man was spotted entering the vacant home.
A deputy found the man hiding in a closet, and at that point a deputy fired one shot, hitting the suspect in the shoulder.
The suspect is expected to survive. He has been identified as 38-year-old Sacramento resident Kenard Thomas.
Thomas was released from the hospital later Tuesday night and has been booked at Sacramento County Jail on $560,000 bail. He’s facing charges of corporal injury to a spouse, resisting arrest and a violation of a domestic violence restraining order.
The shooting is under investigation. The deputy involved in the shooting is being placed on paid administrative leave, per usual policy following an officer-involved shooting.