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Roseville Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

The 35-year-old was killed after fleeing from police when officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Sierra Gardens Drive.

A Roseville man was shot and killed Saturday night following a physical altercation with a police officer after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive.

According to Roseville Police, officers responded at 10:53 p.m. Saturday to the dispute at a residence in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive where a man had reportedly pushed a woman. The man was allegedly very intoxicated and armed with a baseball bat, according to police.

When police arrived, the 35-year-old man fled on foot through the neighborhood; a resident in the area reported seeing the man running and holding a gun.

Officers located him in the 1700 block of Tanglewood Lane where they attempted to take him into custody. But an altercation ensued as he resisted arrest, police said.

According to Roseville Police, one officer on the scene feared for his safety and shot the male suspect. The Roseville man was pronounced dead at the scene, police report.

His identity is being withheld at this time, and will be released with the permission of the Placer County Coroner’s Office, after they have notified his family.

The incident is being investigated by the Roseville Police Investigations Unit, and the investigation will be monitored by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office according to the department’s protocol for officer-involved shootings.  The two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, also according to department protocol.

Mike Becze #7185 September 23, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Good for Roseville PD. Officers have a tough job and Officer Safety comes first. I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6. Go Roseville PD Thank God no brave Officers were injured or killed. #7185
nicole September 23, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Although I support our officers and know that they have a tough and scary job, I've seen many intoxicated people and they are not capable of making the right decision, so I dont believe this man deserved to die for that. They could have shot him to stop him but not to kill.
Lindsay Bradley September 23, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I agree with you 110% I live directly across from were this mans life was taken and four houses down from were him,his wife and child resided. I was just talking with him & his child the other night. I believe cops are to trigger happy these days.They could have used a tazor gun or rubber bullets! I don't believe that he had a baseball bat or was resisting arrest. Cops messed up in this one! I will testify on this mans behalf. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Jean Thaxton September 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Wait till it's a member of your family, we'll see if your attitude changes.
Jean Thaxton September 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM
good for you Lindsay......cops these days shoot the suspect or beat them up when they don't obey their commands. They seem to forget they are supposed to be here to serve and protect.....and that includes the intoxicate person.
Patrick September 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I wouldn't want to be a cop and have to make this kind of decision. Before praising the rpd, I want the facts. I agree with above comment pertaining to the inability of intoxicated persons to make rational decisions. I'll hold off praising this cop until an investigation is conducted.
Jim Bianchini September 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Making a judgement without knowing the details about the incildent isnt fair for either person involved. Wait for the facts before you make your comments.
edward sissorhands September 24, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Regardless of the side you might initially take, it is a sad situation beyond words. Right now ,we don't need to make assumptions that are both uninformed and ignorant because we were not there. Prayers be with the family of the deceased man, and also with the law enforcement officers who were are put in situations that most people would not do well in. WE MUST RESERVE JUDGEMENT until all the facts are on the table, please be reasonable people.
Tobey September 24, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Such a shame on the pd. They mad a very bad decision and for that a man's life was taken. Lately, they have been a big disappointment!!
Alma September 24, 2012 at 01:31 AM
This happens all over the world, lets just hope that the comments and the shooting was not race related
Anonymous2012 September 24, 2012 at 06:00 AM
You folks are correct about not passing judgement on either party without knowing all of the relevant details. However, I do not believe that this individual was a serious threat to the 2 armed police officers. I happened to overhear the altercation which led up to this incident. If there was any "resistance" or physical conflict with the officers, it lasted less than 10 seconds before there were multiple shots fired. What happened to all of the non-lethal tactics that officers are taught? 2 young healthy police officers would have been unable to restrain this "very intoxicated" individual? One bullet was insufficient? It really took all three? Seriously? It sometimes appears as if the officers we support with our property and other tax dollars, who are supposed to uphold the law, are actually operating above the law. If you or I were to bring a gun to a baseball bat fight- it would be considered a murder of some varying degree. It is just unbelievable that this really happened and what a sad day for all of us in this normally peaceful community...
MJH September 24, 2012 at 09:58 AM
The people who do really stupid things (in a residential area) because of alcohol and or drug intoxication typically aren't hardened criminals; however, incidents like seem to be occurring more frequently than not. A situation such as this that leads to a terrible event that will now and forever scar the lives of many people including the deceased and his family, the Police Officers who were involved, and those who reside nearby. The moment I heard the shots I knew it was not good for the person on the receiving end, and immediately realized I felt that this tragedy was predicted by myself years ago, and that it was something I had known would eventually occur in or around this area. I love Roseville, and I love this neighborhood; but, it's now a melting pot of people, and or families under great amounts of stress and hardship. A respectful Police Department and authorities need to take this into account, and attempt to show a little more restraint and better judgment when dealing with the locals. Life is dangerous, as I have always warned my children, and their friends. I can only hope that this tragedy reinforces the lessons and warnings I have taught them, and the loss of this man's life will go forth to keep others from losing their life. On this night, please God, bless the deceased, his family, his children, the people who were near, and the Police Officers directly involved who in the performance of their duties now face an uncertain future as well.
Lauren Gibbs September 24, 2012 at 04:58 PM
A quick update: Police have identified the man killed Saturday night: http://patch.com/A-yb6f
Ernie Stoddard April 08, 2013 at 03:45 AM
And what facts do you think the dead man will have? Remember dead men don't talk. So that brings us back to the officers facts. They always seem to say what ever they want, as long as it turns out he was JUSTIFIED!
Ernie Stoddard April 08, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Anonymous, you are very correct with your assumptions. The victim is dead and all we have now is what the officers report, but wait someone else heard the ncident, and might have a different prospective on what the officers side is. We have had 14 shooting by cop up here. None of them had a gun, one had a paint ball gun. All dead. We are going to force everyone to start carrying a gun for their own protection for the cops.

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