The Concord Police Department announced Sunday that K9 “Hancock” will recover after bite injuries occurred during a SWAT call-out in Oakley on Saturday.
According to Police, a pit bull from the house they were serving the search and arrest warrant at broke loose from a collar and charged at Concord officers and police K9 Hancock.
Police said via social media that one of their officers had to shoot the pit bull to prevent further injury or death to Hancock and possibly injury to the officers.
Hancock was taken to an emergency vet hospital for treatment yesterday and he is now recuperating at home.
Press Releases: Suspect in Murder Investigation Arrested
Just before 2 AM this morning, Concord Police Department received a report of a shooting in front of the Nica Lounge located at 1907 Salvio St in Concord. Officers arrived within minutes of the initial report and found a 43 year old man on the ground. Lifesaving efforts were attempted but he died at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Witnesses provided information about a suspect, later determined to be a 27 year old man. Multiple witnesses were interviewed and he was identified as the shooter. Since this investigation is still active and other witnesses may be interviewed, the suspect’s name is not being released at this time.
The investigation led the Concord Police Department to the City of Oakley where we believed the suspect to live. Based on the severity of the crime, the Concord Police SWAT Team was activated and served a high-risk search warrant in the 1900 block of Teresa Ln in Oakley. The suspect was not found at this residence. We would like to thank the Oakley Police Department for providing assistance to our officers during this event.
Later in the day, Concord Police received information for the California Highway Patrol that the suspect was involved in a single vehicle collision and taken to a hospital for treatment. He was placed under arrest and due to his medical status remained in the hospital. Due to security and privacy concerns, the name and location of the hospital is being withheld.
The Concord Police Department would like to thank the citizens who called the police and helped with the investigation the led to the successful identification and arrest of the suspect. We will provide more information in a news release as information becomes available.
UPDATE: The homicide suspect is now in custody. We will provide additional information shortly.
NEWS RELEASE: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
At about 1:50 AM, the Concord Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Salvio St near Adobe St. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found a man on the ground. Lifesaving efforts were attempted by officers and arriving fire/medical personnel but the man died at the scene.
Detectives were called to assist with the investigation which is ongoing and active. We are in the preliminary stages of this investigation and do not have further information to provide.
For updated information as it becomes available for release, please visit our Facebook page.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Greg Mahan at (925) 603-5817 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (925) 603-5836.
If there are further media inquiries, please contact Lt. Nakayama at (925) 671-3260.