The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting involving an Antioch Police Department Officer. The shooting occurred on 6/16/17 at approximately 11:30 pm near the 2300 block of Manzanita Way. A 37 year old male Antioch resident was shot and killed during the incident. The involved Antioch Police Officer was not injured. The investigation is in its early stages and no further information will be released at this time.
This preliminary information is made available by the Investigations Division. Any further inquiries into the status of this case should be done via the Media Access Telephone Line 925-779-6874. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau.
The following is additional information that has been confirmed since the last press release.
At approximately 11:30 pm on 6/16/17, an Antioch Police Department patrol officer made contact with a female subject and a male subject who were sitting inside a vehicle that was parked in the 2300 block of Manzanita Way. The male subject was identified as 37 year old Nathan Banks of Antioch.
During the contact, the patrol officer noticed that Banks was in possession of a handgun. The officer ordered Banks to remain in the vehicle; however Banks exited the vehicle and fled on foot carrying the handgun in his hand. The officer pursued Banks on foot and caught him near the porch of a nearby residence. During a confrontation with Banks the officer was forced to fire his duty weapon in defense of his own life. Banks was struck three times by the officer’s gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene. Banks was found to be in possession of an illegally possessed firearm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.