Police say violent intruder into yard fatally shot by resident

A North Sacramento resident fatally shot a man Sunday who…

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A North Sacramento resident fatally shot a man Sunday who refused to leave his yard and became increasingly violent, Sacramento police reported Monday.

On Sunday at about 3:30 p.m., a woman reported that her husband had just shot an intruder in their yard in the 3100 block of Palmer Street, according to a Police Department news release.

Officers found the 36-year-old resident still armed and a 50-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The wounded man was taken to the hospital, where he died eight hours later.

The news release described the confrontation:

The residents were preparing to drive away from their home, and the husband was unlocking a gate at the end of the driveway.

The older man walked onto their driveway “acting irrationally,” police said. The resident told him to leave, and the intruder made comments about getting into their car and began arguing with the resident. The woman was in the car. The intruder walked through the gate onto the property, as the resident kept ordering him to leave. The suspect eventually crossed the street.

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