Earlier this morning Elk Grove police officers responded to a call for service regarding a subject walking around carrying a handgun near the area of West Stockton Blvd and Sheldon Road. There were several posts on social media from witnesses who saw officers in the area with their guns drawn.
Officers located the subject and observed that he had what appeared to be a weapon in his waistband. Officers ordered the subject to drop the gun. The subject complied and was detained. Officers determined the gun was a replica CO2 pellet gun. The subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Photo courtesy of the Elk Grove Police Department