SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Two police officers in Sacramento were injured in a shooting with a double-homicide suspect late Thursday morning, but authorities said their injuries were not life threatening.
Police later confirmed that the suspect was fatally shot by officers.READ MORE: Kristin Smart Case: Court Document Says Student Was Once Buried In Suspect's Backyard
The incident happened near Fruitridge Road and 27th Avenue in Sacramento. The Sacramento Police Department Twitter account posted about the shooting at about 11:17 a.m.
Police initially said the suspect was down, and later confirmed that the person was fatally shot by police during the exchange of gunfire.READ MORE: PG&E Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Connection With 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma County
Authorities later announced that the person who shot the two officers was the prime suspect in an ongoing double-homicide investigation in Sacramento.
The suspect has not been identified, nor have the two officers injured.
Police are asking people to avoid the area for the time being.
The shooting comes just a week after Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Robert French was killed in a hotel shootout with a suspect.
The gunman — 32-year-old Castro Valley resident Thomas Littlecloud — died in the hospital a few days later.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Case: Bay Area Lawmakers React To Guilty Verdicts In George Floyd Killing
Two other officers were injured in that shooting.