Roseville police officer shoots battery suspect

Medical personnel pronounces suspect dead on-scene
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The Roseville Police Department is reporting that two officers were pulled into a fight with a domestic violence suspect last night, which led to the suspect being shot.

Roseville police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said the incident began around 10:53 p.m. Saturday night, when two officers went to the aid of a woman who was being threatened at a home on Sierra Gardens Drive. A 35-year-old suspect had reportedly pushed the woman down and was menacing her with a baseball bat. Gunther said the suspect may have been “highly intoxicated.”

The suspect led the officers on a foot chase, which eventually ended on Tanglewood Lane. The suspect then allegedly attacked one of the officers. Gunther said the other officer, fearing for his partner’s safety, shot and killed the suspect.

The identity of the suspect, who is from Roseville, is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Following department protocol, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave as the incident is reviewed under the supervision of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.

This story will be updated as more information is obtained.

~ Scott Thomas Anderson