Phillip Anthony John Oliver, 28, has been identified by the Galt Police Department as the man who died in an officer-involved shooting Friday evening.
The incident occurred on the 100 block of Franston Street around 5:20 p.m. Oliver was assaulting his mother and was carrying a knife, police said. When officers responded, Oliver stood outside the house and said he had weapons inside, police said. Oliver then threatened to kill officers, authorities said.
Oliver, according to police, then ran into the home. Officers heard a loud bang before opening fire on Oliver, said Lt. James Uptegrove of the Galt Police Department.
The shooting is believed to be the first time in the city’s history a police officer has killed someone in the line of duty, he said.
Although four officers responded to the call, only one fired shots, Uptegrove said. The officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the shooting is conducted, Uptegrove said.
It’s standard procedure to place an officer involved in a shooting on a brief leave, Uptegrove said.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has conducted an autopsy on Oliver. Results of his toxicology report will be released in the next four to six weeks, Uptegrove said.
Oliver had been arrested before and had a history of behavioral issues, police said. Oliver’s brother-in-law, who only gave the name Ray when he talked with a News-Sentinel reporter Sunday, said Oliver was a good person with a good heart.
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