Officer Involved Shooting


Officer Involved Shooting

Posted: 05/01/2018



May 1, 2018




ELK GROVE, CA – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Elk Grove Police Department received 9-1-1 calls from guests at the Extended Stay America (2201 Longport Court).  The callers told the 9-1-1 operator they heard some yelling coming from a room, heard a gunshot, and saw a male subject in the hallway area with blood around his torso.  The callers told the 9-1-1 operator there had been some type of party or gathering in the room before hearing the gunshot. 


Officers arrived at the Extended Stay America, and encountered a male subject, later identified as 26 year old Nolberto Leon (Sacramento resident) in one of the hotel’s hallways.  The officers observed Leon was armed with a handgun.  Officers negotiated with Leon for approximately 20 minutes. During that time, Leon fired five (5) shots from a handgun in the hallway.


After approximately twenty-minutes of continual attempts to get Leon to put down the gun and allow officers to provide him emergency medical treatment, Leon raised the handgun in the direction of the officers.  A patrol sergeant, with 22-years of law enforcement experience, fearing for his safety, the safety of other officers, and hotel guests, fired two shots from a service weapon and striking Leon.  Fire personnel were brought to Leon’s location and declared him deceased.


Based on statements and evidence at the scene, detectives believe Leon began making suicidal threats and then intentionally shot himself once in the stomach prior to officers arriving on scene and contacting him. 


The investigation into this shooting will be conducted by the Elk Grove Police Department’s Investigation Bureau, which is standard practice for any officer-involved shooting. There are also two other independent investigations into the shooting, one by the Elk Grove Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau as well as one by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. In accordance with department policy, the patrol sergeant involved has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

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