Sacramento County Deputy Shoots Suspect Hiding In Closet

SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man was shot by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy inside a home during a search on Tuesday.

Deputies were searching a home on 53rd Avenue looking for a 38-year-old man who violated a restraining order and was reported to have a gun. The man was spotted entering the vacant home.

A deputy found the man hiding in a closet, and at that point a deputy fired one shot, hitting the suspect in the shoulder.

The suspect is expected to survive. He has been identified as 38-year-old Sacramento resident Kenard Thomas.

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Kenard Thomas’ booking photo. (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)

Thomas was released from the hospital later Tuesday night and has been booked at Sacramento County Jail on $560,000 bail. He’s facing charges of corporal injury to a spouse, resisting arrest and a violation of a domestic violence restraining order.

The shooting is under investigation. The deputy involved in the shooting is being placed on paid administrative leave, per usual policy following an officer-involved shooting.

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