Sacramento police chief: 18 shots fired in fatal shooting
Posted 8:09 p.m. Tuesday
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento police are releasing more details about the fatal police shooting this summer of a homeless man, including police dash-cam videos of the incident.
Police Chief Sam Somers revealed Tuesday that officers fired 18 shots, 14 of which struck 50-year-old Joseph Mann during the July 11 incident.
In 911 emergency recordings, one caller said Mann waved a knife in the air. Another said he pulled a gun out of his pocket.
The chief says no gun was located, although police found a knife.
Mann's family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that police should not have used lethal force because Mann showed overt signs he was in the midst of a mental crisis.
Somers says a toxicology screening shows Mann also had methamphetamine in his system.