The man fatally shot by Sacramento police aboard a light-rail train Saturday night lunged at officers with a knife and implored them to shoot him, police said Sunday.
Police have not released the name of the 51-year-old man who died at UC Davis Medical Center late Saturday after a confrontation with officers that shut down light-rail service for hours afterward, the Sacramento Bee reports.
At 9:15 p.m., three Sacramento police officers assigned to the Regional Transit police services division responded to a report of a man with a knife aboard a train.
Officer Sean Love began fighting to subdue the patient in the street, but he soon “fell unconscious,” Capt. Richard Meulenberg said.