Man with knife shot by Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies at Rio Linda home

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A man was killed Saturday after being shot by Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies during an encounter in Rio Linda.

The officer-involved shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. at a home in the 6500 block of Campanile Street, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Amar Gandhi.

The cause of the fatal incident was not immediately known, but Gandhi said no MPs were injured. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.

Radio dispatches reviewed by The Sacramento Bee indicate the man who was shot was armed with a knife and was not obeying officers who were dispatched to the home of an injured person. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel had been called to the home minutes earlier for a medical emergency, according to radio reports.

More details are expected once homicide detectives arrive on scene, Gandhi said.

It was the third officer-involved shooting for the sheriff’s office this month.

The Campanile incident occurs eight days after deputies shot armed subject in Fair Oaks, who was eventually taken into custody. Eric Oneal Smith is accused of shooting into an apartment complex before turning his gun on deputies during a standoff that lasted seven and a half hours on March 15.

Radio dispatches monitored by The Sacramento Bee indicated that Smith may have been suffering a mental health crisis at the time of the incident. The 36 year old man made his first court appearance Tuesday facing several criminal charges in connection with the ordeal.

On March 5, a 18-year-old man injured by gang enforcement unit detectives near the Fruitridge Community and Aquatic Center in South Sacramento following an attempted traffic stop. The man, who survived the shooting, attempted to flee from deputies while holding a gun, the sheriff’s office said. This man has not been identified by authorities.

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