RANCHO CORDOVA, CA —
Just like the loser cop that killed Akai Gurley, a Sacramento sheriff’s deputy fired his gun into a dark stairwell Tuesday morning, but this time he was shooting at another cop.
A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy fired his gun at another uniformed officer early Tuesday morning in Rancho Cordova, according to the department.
At 4:40 a.m., the sheriff’s department received a call from a man who said he was hearing voices taunting him across the street from his apartment on Point East Drive.
When the dispatched officer arrived, he determined the subject to be intoxicated but able to care for himself, creating no threat to himself or others.
As the officer was leaving the apartment into a dimly lit, enclosed stairwell, he saw a darkened figure at the base of the stairwell who he believed was holding a weapon.
The officer fired one shot from his duty weapon at the figure, who turned out to be a second uniformed officer who was responding to provide cover.
The second officer was uninjured as the round missed him and lodged into the stairwell door frame.
The officer who fired his weapon is a 10-year veteran with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department currently assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department.
He has been removed from his enforcement assignment until investigators can develop more information on the circumstances of the shooting and determine what, if any, administrative actions are necessary.
It seems that even cops aren’t immune from other cops fearing for their safety.
It will be interesting to see what administrative action, if any, will be taken. Will this officer be charged with the attempted murder of another police officer? Will he be stripped of his gun and badge? Or will he be assigned desk duty where the donuts are plentiful. I suppose time will tell.