A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 47-year-old man during a physical confrontation early this morning, according to Sacramento police officials.
The Sacramento County coroner's office identified the victim as Lamont Harmon. An autopsy is pending, officials said
Harmon was shot around 2:30 a.m. in a Kmart parking lot at Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive, police Sgt. Andrew Pettit said. Two deputies spotted him walking in the parking lot shortly after city police reported finding a stolen vehicle parked nearby at Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road, Pettit said.
Harmon tried to run when deputies called him over for questioning about the stolen vehicle, Pettit said. One of the deputies got into a struggle with Harmon and used a Taser, which was ineffective, Pettit said.
As the struggle continued, Harmon made a "furtive move" that caused the deputy to fear for his safety, Pettit said. The deputy pulled out his service weapon and fired "multiple" rounds that struck Harmon, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Pettit said.
According to sheriff's policy, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of the shooting. The deputy was not identified by Sacramento police, who are investigating the shooting because it happened in city limits, Pettit said.