The Sacramento County Coroner's office has released the name of the man shot by a deputy when he exited his Fair Oaks home holding a long-barreled firearm.
He was identified as 47-year-old Michael Craig Berger.
Deputies said Berger barricaded himself inside the Fair Oaks home Thursday afternoon after he was shot about 4 p.m. by a sheriff's deputy when he emerged from the home armed.
It was not initially clear whether the man had been hit. But a robot sent inside the home showed images of an unresponsive person, and SWAT team members later entered the home and found Berger's body, according to sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos.
Ramos said Berger appears to have died as a result of the shot fired by a deputy, and not as the result of a self-inflicted wound.
Sometime before noon, sheriff's deputies went to the 4800 block of Vir Mar St. to execute an arrest warrant. Inside the home, they saw Berger holding a handgun and retreated, Ramos said.
Authorities received information that Berger might have more guns inside the home, Ramos said. About 4 p.m. he exited a garage door and brandished the long-barreled gun toward deputies, Ramos said.
One of the deputies, a 16-year-veteran, fired a single shot, wounding Berger who retreated into the house where he was found dead several hours later.
Ramos declined to say what charges the man faces in connection with the arrest warrant.