Police shoot man believed to be holding “tool bar” in south Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee

Two Sacramento Police Department officers are under investigation after fatally shooting a suspected thief late Sunday night on the 7500 block of 29th Street.

At 9:18 p.m., officers responded to reports that a thin, 6-foot-1 black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants was hiding in a residential backyard after breaking car windows in the South Sacramento neighborhood, according to a department media release.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies in a helicopter circling overhead spotted the suspect at about 9:25 and told police that he had just shattered a window on a house with what deputies described as "a tool bar." The deputies then saw the man run south toward the front of the residence, where he appeared to be looking for another car to break into, the release said.

When police confronted the suspect and ordered him to show his hands, he immediately ran around the back of the residence, according to the release. Never miss a local story.

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