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WATCH: Dramatic Video Shows Police Officer Running Toward Gunfire, Taking Out Gunman

Sacramento, California — On November 14, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to reports of reckless driving on the 1600 block of Juliesse Avenue in North Sacramento. When officers arrived on scene, they observed a boxing event at a warehouse on that block. A patrol sergeant remained in the area to conduct administrative tasks unrelated to the event. At approximately 8:00 p.m. the sergeant observed a crowd beginning to flee from the warehouse. One witness running from the scene told the sergeant that a Hispanic male was armed with a gun.

Shortly after, the sergeant heard shots being fired in the area of the warehouse. The sergeant ran towards the gunfire and confronted an armed suspect who was pointing a firearm at the crowd inside of the warehouse. The sergeant discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. The suspect was later identified as 38-year-old Augustine Morales. Surveillance footage from the same time frame captured Morales acting erratically and recklessly waving a firearm in the direction of the crowd. The surveillance footage also captured Morales approaching the open doors of the warehouse and aiming his gun at the crowd while an unknown subject inside of the building fired a weapon in his direction.


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