Body camera footage released of suspect shot and killed by police in Citrus Heights – CBS Sacramento

CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) – An officer’s body camera footage has emerged of the police shooting that left a suspect dead in Citrus Heights in January.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. on January 13 near a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the Antelope and Tupelo roads area. Police said a call came in from an intoxicated man with a gun.

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When officers arrived they allegedly attempted to speak with the man – who then pointed the gun at an officer, a police spokesman said. The officer then fired, hitting the man an unknown number of times.

The man, later identified as Alexander Joseph Bogusz, a 30-year-old Citrus Heights resident, died days later from his injuries.

On Thursday, Citrus Heights police released body camera footage along with dispatcher audio of the situation that led to the shooting.

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In the video, an officer can be heard shouting “don’t reach for him” at the suspect. The officer then shouts “forget it” and a few shots are then heard.

The viewer’s video was also included in the body camera footage output. In one image, the suspect can be clearly seen holding a weapon just before being shot.

An unloaded .38 caliber revolver was later recovered from the scene, police said.

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No officers were injured in the incident.

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