RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – A Rancho Cordova police officer shot a man who allegedly charged at him while armed with a knife.
The incident happened at a home along the 9900 block of Zion Way just after midnight Saturday.READ MORE: 41 California District Attorneys Challenge Early Release Eligibility For 76,000 Inmates
Rancho Cordova Police say officers were called to the scene due to a drunken man allegedly trying to fight people inside the home. Once inside, officers were confronted by the man – who was said to be armed a folding knife in each hand.
The man threw one of the knives at an officer and hit the officer in the leg. A stun gun was then shot at the suspect, but he wouldn’t go down.READ MORE: Local COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Start Opening For Kids As Young As 12
Still armed with the other knife, the officers say the suspect charged at them, forcing one of the officers shoot the man.
Police say the man was hit once in the torso, finally subduing him. His injury is not life threatening and he is currently being treated at a local hospital.
Per usual procedure after an officer-involved shooting, a full investigation by the department and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will be undertaken and the officer has been placed on administrative leave.MORE NEWS: California AG Rob Bonta To Examine Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo Police
Police note the officer is a nine-year veteran of the department.