Domestic Violence Call Leads to Officer Involved Shooting in Citrus Heights
A response to a domestic violence call led to an officer-involved shooting in Citrus Heights. On June 22, Citrus Heights police responded to a call that a woman was being attacked by her husband. The report to police dispatch, which was received at about 7:20 p.m., indicated that the male suspect was armed with a handgun and had attacked a female victim.
According to Citrus Heights Police, officers arrived at an apartment complex in the 7500 block of Greenback Lane. Upon arrival, a male suspect began firing shots at the officers. Four officers returned fire, fatally wounding the 35-year old male suspect. He was later identified as 35-year-old Eduardo Reyes.
Officers immediately begin administering lifesaving measures, along with fire department personnel who also responded to the incident. Despite the efforts of the officers and first responders, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female victim appeared to have a head wound, possibly due to being pistol whipped. She was transported to a local hospital where she is expected to survive her injuries.
Citrus Heights Police Lieutenant, Ryan Kinnan, praised the responding officers and their heroic actions, which may have saved numerous lives during the incident. The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved is shooting.