Suspect Who Shot Sacramento Officers Was In Car Linked To Double Homicide

5 p.m. UPDATE: Investigators say they were tipped off about the suspect’s vehicle through POD cameras set up throughout the region. The cameras spotted the vehicle passing by around Madison and Interstate 80 at 5:38 a.m., and Fair Oaks and Watt Avenue at around 10:39 a.m.

Police say the suspect had appeared to surrender at around Franklin Boulevard and 27th Avenue, even throwing his keys out of the window. But as officers approached, the suspect left the vehicle and opened fire.

Chief Daniel Hahn says a 27-year veteran of the department was struck in the chest, but the bullet was stopped by his vest. A 12-year veteran of the department was shot in the leg. Both are expected to survive.

The suspect’s name has not been released, pending notification of his next of kin.

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two officers were shot by in south Sacramento late Thursday morning by a suspect driving a car linked a double homicide las week, police say.

The scene was near Franklin Boulevard and 27th Avenue.

Sacramento police say officers responded to the scene after a vehicle connected to the suspect was flagged by a POD device.

Officers then followed the suspect, with the incident escalating to the suspect and several officers exchanging fire.

Two officers were hurt, while the suspect was also injured. The suspect has since died, police say; both officers hurt are expected to be OK.

Investigators say the suspect was driving a car linked to a double homicide that happened on Sept. 1 along the 1400 block of Janrick Avenue. Two people were found dead in a home; officers had responded to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm call.

The exact cause of death of the two people is still not clear.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

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