Sacto 9-1-1
October 22, 2011
Coroner IDs man shot by sheriff's deputy in Rancho Cordova

By Carlos Alcalá

Sacramento Coroner's officials have released the identity of the man shot and killed Friday by a Sacramento Sheriff's deputy in Rancho Cordova.

The man is identified in the coroner's death register as Antonio Lopez Gonzalez, 36, of Sacramento.

Officials responded to reports of a man armed with a machete and a handgun.

Witnesses said the man was acting erratically.

Officers encountered Gonzalez in the 10300 block of Folsom Boulevard and saw a machete on his back.

When they contacted him, he did not obey deputies' commands, according to a release from the Rancho Cordova Police Department.

Fearing danger to officers, one deputy shot him.

Police found him in possession of a machete and a plastic gun.

Gonzalez died from his injuries at a hospital.

Call The Bee's Carlos Alcalá, (916) 321-1987.

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