Update: No charges after shooting death of ex-boyfriend at Carmichael apartment, deputies say

A man was shot and killed Sunday morning after Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies said he forced his way into a home and assaulted his ex-girlfriend’s new beau in the couple’s Carmichael apartment.

The shooting took place on the 5900 block of Sutter Avenue in the Sutter Crossing apartments when the man, described by deputies as an ex-boyfriend, forced his way into the home, according to Sgt. Amar Gandhi, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

In an updated news release Monday, the Sheriff’s Office said the man had “knocked on the door loudly for approximately 20 minutes when the female finally opened the door.” Deputies identified the woman as his ex-girlfriend and said she was living in the apartment with her new boyfriend.

The man forced his way into the home and confronted the boyfriend. According to radio dispatches reviewed by The Sacramento Bee, the male resident of the apartment called 911 just before 2 a.m., telling dispatchers that the intruder had “choked” him.

That’s when the male resident of the apartment retrieved his registered firearm from beneath his pillow and fired once at the man before calling 911.

Soon after deputies arrived, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the man dead, Gandhi said.

While many details of the encounter were not disclosed, the Sheriff’s Office said it had submitted its findings to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, which “determined that no criminal charges would be filed.”

The identity of the man is expected to be released by the Coroner’s Office once relatives are notified of his death.