BREAKING: Active Gunfight After Ambush Of Police In Sacramento, Officer Down

A female Sacramento police officer was shot in what police believe was an ambush on Wednesday evening.

Sacramento, CA – There is an ongoing gunfight in the Noralto neighborhood near the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road and a female Sacramento police officer has been shot.

The officer responded to a call for shots fired in the North Sacramento neighborhood at about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening, the Associated Press reported.

There are reports that the officer was checking out an alert from the ShotSpotter system that notifies police when a gunshot is detected in the area.

She was shot in the backyard of a home shortly before 7 p.m. and for a while, the gunman kept the wounded officer pinned down and no one could get to her to rescue her, the Associated Press reported.

KTXL-TV reported that other officers were trying to reach the wounded officer but the gunman was using a rifle to shoot from another nearby home, according to the Associated Press.

The officer was eventually rescued and transported to the hospital for treatment, KCRA reported. Her condition was unknown.

Officers in tactical SWAT gear have swarmed the area and an armored vehicle was in place but the scene was still an active situation and the gunman was still firing.

UPDATE: Sacramento PD Sergeant Vance Chandler advised that officers were in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue for a civil standby as a female collected her belongings.

While the officers were on scene just after 6 p.m., a gunman shot the officer in the yard of a residence. The other officers were pinned down until an armored vehicle arrived shortly before 7 p.m. and extracted them

The officer has been transported to the hospital in "serious condition"

The scene is still active with the gunman continuing to fire his weapon.

Police have asked residents to stay clear of the area for the time being.

Sacramento Councilman Allen Warren said the officer was responding to a domestic violence call and that she was seriously wounded in the shooting, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“All I know right now that the officer is hurt bad, is at the hospital now and we’re praying for her recovery and for her to make it through,” Warren said.

UPDATE: The officer didn't make it. Click HERE for latest.

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Comments (33)
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shooter
shooter

Another attempted outright assassination of a police officer!!!

Are you fed up yet, America?

PADDYWAGON
PADDYWAGON

Murder OR attempted murder of a cop merits DEATH and a painful one at that............

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Stand by for the usual asshats.

oldbat
oldbat

should do like in olden days, NO TRIAL JUST KILL HIM

RamblinRose
RamblinRose

It doesn't say how many shooters there are but I hope every one of them is eliminated. No need for the tax-payers to pay for these scumbags medical care or room and board for years.
Prayers for the Officer who was shot.

TransportAl
TransportAl

I’m sure he, she, or it is just misunderstood and they shot the officer because she was in their yard. At least that’s what the Rats are gonna say.

I-am-me
I-am-me

What??? tell me it's not so! With Cal's strict gun control how do they account for all the gun violence? This bullseye on cops is out of control and anyone shooting an officer deserves the death penalty. Prayers for the officer.

LEO0301
LEO0301

For those who might question what type of neighborhood this occurred in, listen to the video in this article. It really shows what police officers face everyday from a segment of society that is not worth saving.

JBo
JBo

A 105 mm recoilless rifle could end this in an instant.

Dmos1357
Dmos1357

According the news sources, the 26-year old female office has died.

Rest easy hero and may her family get comfort from the prayers of a grateful nation of police supporters who respw t tge sacrifice she made.

VicG
VicG

Prayers going out for our Sister...

Dennie Melton
Dennie Melton

RIP Prayers to this Officer and for Sacramento PD Salute our Sister gave her all for the Job. Amen.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

So an officer was trespassing on someone's property because she believes that the computer surveillance system gives her probable cause to do that and she gets shot and dies. That may not be lawful conduct by the shooter, but it ain't no "ambush."

Rayb
Rayb

Unfortunately she died.... just too awful. Only been on the job a few months... suspect surrendered... now for years of trials.. wish they could hang him..

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

This segment of people are truly lost souls and mentally ill and simply cannot function cohesively and cooperatively in a civilized society. You would be wrong to think these behaviors are just displayed in just this part of the country , so please look at myriad examples throughout the USA and you will see /read similar. Then when done.. look worldwide as well.