By Kim Minugh and David Ruiz
The man who had barricaded himself inside a Fair Oaks home this afternoon is dead after being shot by a sheriff's deputy when he emerged from the home armed, authorities have confirmed.
The shooting occurred about 4 p.m. when the man came out of the home holding a long gun, according to sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos. A deputy fired at the man, who then retreated inside the home.
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 the man's body.
Ramos said the man appears to have died as a result of the shot fired by a deputy, and not as the result of a self-inflicted wound.
His name will be released later by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.
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 the suspect holding a gun and retreated, Ramos said.
After they surrounded the residence, deputies heard the man yelling that he would not come out, Ramos said.
Authorities received information that the man, in his 40s, might have more guns inside the home, Ramos said.
Ramos declined to say what charges the man faces in connection with the arrest warrant.
It is the Sheriff's Department's 11th officer-involved shooting of 2012. Seven of them have been fatal.
Call The Bee's Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038.