By Ben Mullin
Two Sacramento Police Department detectives shot at a man during a homicide investigation, striking him at least once, Wednesday morning in southeast Sacramento.
The shooting occurred after detectives attempting to contact a suspect in a recent fatal shooting encountered the man about 10:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Elder Creek Road, police said.
He was walking down the street with another person who was pushing a stroller with a small child inside.
When the two plainclothes detectives identified themselves as police officers and ordered the two to stop, the person pushing the stroller complied, but the suspect fled.
As the detectives caught up to the suspect and tried to subdue him, they saw that he was armed with a handgun. Fearing for their safety, they discharged their handguns at the suspect, police said.
"There were shots fired by the officers, and the suspect was struck," said Officer Doug Morse, Sacramento police spokesman.
The man was taken to an area hospital with injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening, police said.
The identity of the suspect was not released because the homicide investigation is ongoing, police said.
The other adult was detained by police for questioning, and the child in the stroller was turned over to family members, Morse said.
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Photo caption: Sacramento Police investigators pour over a scene where an officer shot a person on Elder Creek Blvd. in the Lemon Hill area of Sacramento on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. A handgun lies on the driveway in the foreground. Photo by Randall Benton / email@example.com