The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Sheriff’s Office understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

On September 28, 2022, at 8:39:53 A.M., the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from an adult female subject residing on the 5400 block of Enrico Boulevard who stated her husband wanted to kill himself and had a machete in his hands. When the call-taker asked about the subject’s mental health, the caller stated that her husband did not have a mental health condition. She went on to say that he did not take medications for mental health and that he did not have a history of violence towards anyone, including law enforcement and that he had never been placed on a Mental Health Hold. The caller said she was currently outside while her husband was alone inside the residence.

Deputies were dispatched to the call at 8:40:18 A.M. and the first deputy arrived on scene at 8:44:39 A.M. When the deputy arrived, he contacted the caller – the subject’s wife, who standing in her front yard when the subject appeared on the front porch holding a 24-inch machete. The suicidal subject advanced towards the deputy and the subject’s wife. The deputy pushed the wife out of the path of the advancing subject to remove her from immediate harm and attempted to retreat while commanding the subject to drop the raised machete. Once the deputy was backed up to the fence and the subject continued to ignore the commands and advance towards the deputy and female, the deputy fired his duty weapon striking the subject multiple times.

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