A Roseville police officer last night shot and killed a suspect who was resisting arrest and fighting with a fellow officer, the department said in a news release today.
According to police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, the incident began shortly before 11 p.m. Sautrday in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive.
Officers were investigating reports that a "very intoxicated" man who was armed with a baseball bat had pushed a woman in a domestic disturbance. The suspect ran off when police arrived.
A resident reported seeing a man running and brandishing a gun, Gunther reported.
Roseville officers confronted him in the 1700 block of Tanglewood Lane, and attempted to place the suspect in custoday.
Gunther reported that the suspect resisted arrest and got in a fight with one of the officers.
Fearing for the safety of the officer, his companion shot the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the department reported.
Gunther said the suspect's identity is being withheld until the Placer County Coroner's Office notifies his relatives.
The death is being investigated by the Roseville Police Investigations Unit, and monitored by the Placer County District Attorney's Office.
The two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to department protocol, Gunther reported.