Shooting Kills Double-Homicide Suspect, Injures Two Sacramento Police Officers

Lester Mason
September 10, 2017

Police said the two officers were shot late Thursday morning but are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, who was wanted in a double-homicide, was killed in a shootout with police.

The shooting occurred in the 3300 piece of 27th Ave., close to the Sacramento Police Department South Command Center.

The two officers, a 29-year-old and 19-year-old man were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The suspect in that case, Thomas Littlefield, also died of gunshot wounds.

Police said activity will be shutdown on Franklin Blvd close 27th Avenue for the rest of the day.

The confrontation occurred after a police camera scanning license plates identified a vehicle being sought in connection with a double homicide last week in the 1400 block of Janrick Avenue.

As the officers patrolled the area, they spotted the pickup about 10:40 the 65th Street Expressway and Fruitridge Road, Heinlein said.

"Initially the suspect was compliant and threw his keys outside the vehicle".

Heinlein released no description of the suspect.

Seconds later, the sergeant said, the man got out of the truck and began shooting at the officers, striking both of them.

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