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Teen carrying illegal assault rifle killed by officer in South Sacramento

10:52 AM, Jul 8, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A teen carrying an assault rifle was shot and killed near the intersection of Teekay Way and Dixie Lou Street in South Sacramento Saturday night.

Sacramento police Sgt. Andrew Pettit said two patrol officers spotted the 17-year-old walking with another man just before 7 p.m.

The officers pulled over their cruiser and noticed that one had an illegal assault rifle hidden under his shirt.  Pettit said the man appeared to aim the rifle at one of the officers.  The officer's partner opened fire - shooting him several times.  The other man was unharmed.

The Sacramento County Coroner has identified the boy killed as 17-year-old Asencion Herrera.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

By Natalie Sentz, nsentz@news10.net

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