Man Shot, Killed After Confrontation with Officers

A man was shot and killed yesterday, Monday, February 18, after becoming involved in a fight with police officers during a call for service, according to an official Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department press release.

The victim, reportedly a man in his mid-30s, sustained at least one gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-family residence in the 3400 block of Nut Plains Drive. Police later identified the man as 35-year-old Paul Tereschenko.

The Nut Plains Drive neighborhood was the scene of the police action that ended with the killing of the suspect

According to the Sheriff’s department, Rancho Cordova police officers responded to a call shortly before 5pm about a man exhibiting erratic behavior toward other family members inside a home. The caller, who was a relative of the man, said family members wanted the man to leave but he refused to do so.

Two patrol officers reportedly arrived at the scene and began an investigation, during which they were directed to the bedroom of the home to speak to the man in question. During this time, the man reportedly was incoherent and displayed “unorthodox behavior” towards the officers, and the officers ultimately decided to remove the man from the home for further evaluation.

As the officers attempted to detain Tereschenko, he reportedly become resistive and combative towards the officers. One officer deployed a Taser device to the subject, which was reportedly unsuccessful and the man began to physically fight the officers. Both officers were reportedly struck several times by the man, who began to overpower them.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, featuring for his safety and that of his partner, one of the officers drew his service weapon and shot the occupant, ending the altercation. The officers immediately called for medical assistance and reportedly attempted to render aid to the victim. Despite lifesaving efforts, the Tereschenko reportedly died as a result of his injuries.

Several family members of the victim were inside the residence at this time, but none were reportedly involved in the altercation or injured. Both police officers sustained minor to moderate injuries from being struck by the victim prior to him being shot.

The Sheriff’s Department says the incident will be investigated by the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau and Professional Standards Division, as is standard practice with any officer-involved shooting that occurs in the Sheriff’s Department’s jurisdiction. The officer involved in the shooting has reportedly been assigned to patrol services with the contract city of Rancho Cordova’s police department, and is a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department. In accordance with Sheriff’s Department policy and procedures, he will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Read More:

CBS Sacramento: Identity Of Man Shot And Killed By Racho Cordova Police Released

Sacramento Bee: Coroner IDs man fatally shot by Rancho Cordova police

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