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Sacramento, CA- Friday, in the very early morning hours, a bar argument ends with one shot by security officer.
Early Friday morning, an argument with multiple patrons began in the American Spirit Bar at 3270 Northgate Blvd. Witnesses stated that the bouncer succeeded in getting the disturbance moved outside in the small strip mall.
From his patrol car in the parking lot, the private security sergeant, from Northern California Impeccable Security, saw what was happening and moved in to assist. Per the security officer, when he moved to break up the disturbance, one of the subjects engaged him in a physical altercation. As the security officer wrestled the subject to the ground and got one hand cuffed, his two back up security officers moved in to control the rest of the scene. While the second security guard was engaged in a wrestling match, his pepper spray canister rolled loose. The first combatant grabbed the pepper spray canister and discharged it on the security sergeant in the face.
The Sergeant stated that at that time he warned for everyone to clear as he pulled his side arm and shot the subject in the leg. Per transport paramedics, the bullet entered the upper leg and exited around the knee.
CSI was on scene collecting evidence and Sac PD retained the security sergeant's weapons. A supervisor for the security company was contacted today, however he stated that they could not comment per the District Attorney's office. He stated that they were not trying to be evasive and would be more than happy to answer any questions in a couple of days when they are allowed to speak on the situation.
"JP", spokesperson for American Spirit Bar, refused to comment on the incident which started with the patrons in their establishment.
More information on this incident will be posted as it becomes available.