The suspect in a stabbing at a self-storage facility Tuesday in Oroville, Calif., was shot and killed Thursday during a confrontation with Sacramento police.
Zachary Ragan, 42, was killed near Arco Arena in Sacramento. Butte County Sherriff’s investigators identified Ragan as the man who stabbed Ronald Knight, 43, at a self-storage facility on Lincoln Boulevard. Although the police searched for Ragan after the assault, they were unable to find him and issued an arrest warrant.
Thursday morning, Sacramento police spotted Ragan walking along Truxel Road. He was also a suspect in an assault at a youth-group gathering in Sacramento Wednesday evening, where he allegedly threatened a 17-year-old with a knife.
When police confronted him, he reportedly threatened the officers with a knife. Police stun guns failed to stop him. Officers then shot him as he charged.
Police do not yet know what spurred Tuesday’s attack on Knight, who was an acquaintance of Ragan. Knight underwent surgery at Enloe Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.