A police officer in Sacramento, Calif., is in critical condition after a suspect opened fire on her and other officers Wednesday evening while responding to a domestic violence call.
Local reports indicate she was the victim of an ambush. The scene in the north Sacramento community is tense and fluid. Police were swarming backyards in search of a suspect and warning residents to stay inside. Multiple gunshots were reportedly heard.
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The gunman likely fired from the backyard of a home there, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The paper, citing police scanner chatter, reported a suspect may be pinned down and officers authorized to use lethal force.
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Allen Warren, a city councilman, told the paper that the officer was “hurt bad.” Reports indicate that at one point, she was pinned in a yard.
Police said other officer maintained cover until they were able to get an armored vehicle in the area and execute a rescue of the officer who had been injured. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and is in critical condition, police said.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were assisting the Sacramento Police Department. Police said the situation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.