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A man shot and killed by Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies was identified as 36-year-old Adrienne Jamarr Ludd. Deputies say further investigation of the Thursday chase and shootout in the Carmichael area revealed one of Ludd's weapons was not functioning at the time of the incident, and he may not have fired at officers.

Thursday afternoon deputies spotted a car with expired plates along Manzanita Avenue and tried to pull it over. The driver took off and there was a chase through Carmichael neighborhoods. There were two people inside the car, which finally stopped and the passenger got out with his hands in the air. 

As a deputy was talking to the passenger, the driver took off again leading deputies on a chase, until he stopped in the middle of the street near Cypress and Garfield avenues. On Thursday, deputies reported the driver, now identified as Ludd, got out of his car and opened fire on deputies from behind his car. Deputies returned fire.

Friday morning, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says the loaded Tec-22 handgun with high capacity magazine that Ludd was seen holding was found to not be functional because of a jam. 

Deputies also found Ludd had a loaded .25 caliber pistol in his pants pocket at the time of the shooting.

The three deputies involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, as is protocol, as investigations into the incident continue. All three have 10+ years experience with the sheriff's department. 


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