Michael Craig Berger, 47, shot and killed in his home by Fair Oaks police; robot used to spot his dead body

“The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man shot by a deputy when he exited his Fair Oaks home holding a long-barreled firearm.

He was identified as 47-year-old Michael Craig Berger.

Deputies said Berger barricaded himself inside the Fair Oaks home Thursday afternoon after he was shot about 4 p.m. by a sheriff’s deputy when he emerged from the home armed.

It was not initially clear whether the man had been hit. But a robot sent inside the home showed images of an unresponsive person, and SWAT team members later entered the home and found Berger’s body, according to sheriff’s Deputy Jason Ramos.

Ramos said Berger appears to have died as a result of the shot fired by a deputy, and not as the result of a self-inflicted wound.”


This is the first instance I’ve seen of an admission of the usage of Robocops.




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