The Antioch Police Department announced that Lloyd Harris Jr, a dangerous fugitive wanted by multiple agencies, died after being shot by officers Thursday night.
The incident occurred just after 5:15 pm Thursday when members of the Antioch Police Department saw Lloyd Harris Jr., 40, driving a car on Golf Course Road near Lone Tree Way.
The officers recognized Harris and knew that he had a federal warrant for his arrest, which listed him as “armed and dangerous.” Harris was also wanted in connection with a recent felony assault that happened in another Bay Area law enforcement jurisdiction.
In addition to the above mentioned information, Harris was known to the officers as a person of interest from a previous Antioch homicide case.
Harris was contacted by several officers in an effort to take him into custody. Harris did not comply with the officers’ commands. During this contact, one Antioch officer discharged his duty weapon striking Harris.
Afterwards, lifesaving measures were immediately taken and Harris was transported to a local area hospital. While at the hospital, Harris succumbed to his injuries.
The event activated the Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incident (LEIFI) protocol. Members of the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office responded to the City of Antioch to begin an investigation assisted by Antioch detectives. Technicians from the Contra Costa County Crime Lab also responded to process the scene.
A realistic looking, full-sized firearm was recovered from the ground where Harris was removed. Upon later examination, the item was determined to be a BB gun. The firearm fell to the ground from Harris’ waist when he was removed from the vehicle.
No officers were injured during this incident. The officer that discharged his firearm is a ten year veteran of the Antioch Police Department that is currently assigned to the Investigations Bureau.
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.
Original Release (Feb 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm)
During the contact, at least one officer fired his duty weapon, striking the subject. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The subject was taken to an area hospital and his condition is unknown at this time. None of the involved officers were injured during this incident.
This case is being jointly investigated along with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH Any further inquiries into the status of this case should be done via the Media Access Line.