Photo: Jeremy Southern
On the evening of July 15 in the 2900 block of Ramona Avenue, officers responded to a report of a male suspect shooting his firearm into the air.
The spent shell casings on sight confirmed that a shooting had occurred.
22-year-old Jeremy Southern, with a distinctive neck tattoo, was identified as the suspect in the incident.
On Tuesday July 21 at 2:15 p.m., at the same location, officers returned to “collect surveillance footage from the incident.”
While on site, two officers spotted Southern, a parolee-at-large with an active warrant out on him, walking with an unidentified female.
Officers called out to Southern, who pulled out a handgun and “began pointing it at officers.” The female stood in front of him.
Southern would not drop his weapon despite repeated commands to do so.
Released body cam footage shows an officer firing one shot that “causes him (Southern) to drop the firearm.”
Officers approached and were able then to render aid to the suspect and take away his gun, loaded with nine rounds.
Although taken to a hospital for treatment, Southern died of his injuries.
The video “consists of one narrated video, three body-worn-camera (BWC) videos, one witness video, and dispatch audio. The videos being released today start from the officers’ initial contact and end where officers begin rendering medical aid. All videos being released from this incident have been redacted to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those involved. Faces have been blurred and audio redaction’s are signified by muted audio.”
“This incident is still under investigation. The Sacramento Police Department is committed to transparency and additional videos will be released as the investigation continues.”