SACRAMENTO — A Chico man who had been released from the Butte County Jail due to overcrowding was shot and killed Friday by a Sacramento police officer after he shot a police dog.

Sacramento police identified the man as Lucas Webb, 33, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Webb was facing nine years in prison for the charge of carrying a dirk or dagger along with prior prison sentences and a strike, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said today. The Butte County Jail released him twice because of overcrowding and Webb failed to appear in court twice. A search warrant was out for Webb's arrest when he was killed.

About 9:50 a.m. Friday, Sacramento police tried to stop a car near Broadway and 24th Street in the capital city but the driver led them on a chase, police reported. The car, stolen from Chico, almost hit a group of children. Officers soon found a man and woman on foot near Riverside Boulevard and Robertson Way.

Police arrested the woman, Leslie McCulley, 28, also of Chico, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The man ran into a backyard and fired multiple rounds at the officer, hitting police dog, Bodie, in the face and paw, police reported. The officer returned fire, killing the man.

Bodie was rushed to an animal hospital and is now recovering, police reported. He is a 4-year-old German Shepherd and has been with the Sacramento Police Department for a year.

Chico police records indicate the suspect stole a burgundy 2000 Toyota Camry from a residence in the 100 block of Innsbrook Way, in north Chico. The theft was reported Sunday morning.

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