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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera video of the early November incident where officers shot and killed a stabbing suspect in a Pocket neighborhood apartment.

Sacramento police said, back on the night of Nov. 4, officers were called to an apartment on Park City Court for reports of a disturbance. One caller reported that several family members were being held hostage inside an apartment, while another caller reported that they had been stabbed.

Officers soon arrived and immediately heard a man screaming. They then found a man on the floor surrounded by a large amount of blood – with the suspect still actively assaulting him.

An officer then opened fire, striking the suspect.

Police then deployed an unmanned aerial system to make sure no other victims or suspects were in the apartment. Once the apartment was deemed safe to enter, officers moved in and found the suspect who had been shot.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he has been identified as 52-year-old Michael Wright.

No officers were hurt in the incident, police say. The stabbing victim was rushed to the hospital and has since been released.

On Thursday, police body camera footage of the incident was released. The videos reveal the chaotic few moments when officers first got to the scene, plus the ensuing investigation after the officer shot the suspect.

Video of the officer-involved shooting incident can be found here. Viewer discretion is advised. 


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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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