On April 19 at approximately 6:20pm, Officers responded to Veteran’s Park on the report of a man with a gun threatening to shoot someone.
Officers arrived within minutes and located the suspect identified as, Tyler Covington, 20 year old Brentwood resident. Officers quickly detained and subsequently arrested Covington without incident. A loaded firearm was recovered from his person. The investigation revealed Covington did in fact threaten another park goer prior to police arrival. Covington was booked into Martinez Detention Facility on several felony charges.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office recently filed several charges against Covington in this case.
Special thanks to several alert citizen’s for immediately notifying police dispatch as this situation unfolded. This also serves as a gentle reminder that if you see something, say something
Contact Brentwood Police Dispatch non-emergency number at (925) 809-7911 or dial 911.