Video posted of fatal shooting involving officer of Tahoe Park resident who shot authorities – CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Police Department released body camera footage of an hour-long standoff at a Tahoe Park home that ended with officers shooting and killing the suspect as he was going out with a gun.
The scene took place along the 3700 block of Redding Avenue near Hiram Johnson High School. According to Sacramento Police, at approximately 8:15 p.m. on September 6, they went for a welfare check in the area.
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Images released by the police department include audio of a call requesting a welfare check on the man, later identified as Derek Pearson, 53.
“I just received some very strange and disturbing messages so I was hoping someone could verify this person,” the declarant told authorities over the phone.
When officers arrived at Pearson’s home, they contacted him through a front security door.
“No brother. Get out of here. You’re not welcome here,” Pearson said to the officer at the door.
Pearson adds, “My name is Derek Scott Pearson and no one is welcome in my house. You can put protection. There are people who are trying to kill me. The last time I was taken away by the police, they tried to kill me. You are not welcome here. Please go. Please go and please protect me. They are trying to kill me.
Pearson then closed the interior door, ending the conversation. Just over 30 seconds later, officers see Pearson through the front window and state that he pointed a gun at them.
Sacramento Police said police backed off and called SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams to the scene. Negotiators were able to establish sporadic contact with Pearson throughout the night.
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At the 4:03 mark in the video, you can hear Pearson firing from his house. Police said the suspect fired at police officers several times during the incident. You can see the full video here. (WARNING: Spectator’s discretion is advised.)
No officers were injured, but an occupied armored vehicle was repeatedly hit by gunfire, and nearby Hiram Johnson High School was also hit by gunfire.
SWAT and crisis negotiators tried to defuse the situation.
“Derek, we would like a peaceful resolution. We need you to come out of your house without a weapon in your hand. Your brother and sister are worried about you and your well-being, ”an officer can be heard saying over the sound system of the armored vehicle.
However, just after 5 a.m. the next day, nearly nine hours after the initial call, officers say the suspect came out with a gun, pointing him at officers. Three police officers then opened fire, hitting the suspect at least once.
A drone was then used to check whether the area was safe to enter and the suspect was soon found dead.
Her body can be seen in the video just past the 7 minute mark.
Pearson was the only person in the house at the time, police noted, and several guns were found inside.
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Hiram Johnson High School was closed on September 7 due to the incident, officials said.