At 1:14 pm Friday, the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of a man who was firing a gun at Dove Ct near Killdeer in the City of Antioch.
According to preliminary information, the subject is barricaded in a home and firing multiple rounds inside the home as well as at a police drone.
Antioch Police SWAT team was requested along with neighboring agencies from the Brentwood Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office.
At 1:51 pm; Antioch Police released the following statement.
3:30 pm update: subject still shooting
According to Antioch Officer Saffold via Press Conference
When officers arrived on scene, it was confirmed the suspect was armed with a rifle shooting at cars and houses. The suspect also shot down a police drone while residents were ordered to shelter in place and evacuated from the area. SWAT responded and over the course of several hours the suspect continued to shoot his rifle inside the house and outside at officers and other residents. Around 7:07 pm, the suspect appeared to have set fire to the inside of his garage that soon engulfed the house where he exited the house and was contacted by SWAT officers. After making contact, the officers fired at the suspect who was struck. Medical aid was rendered and the suspect was deemed deceased at the scene.
With this now being an officer involved shooting, Contra Costa County protocol was invoked.
Saffold said he believe no one else was in the home or any other casualties or injuries. It is not known why the individual did this. The male was believed to be in the mid-30’s.
AVOID THE AREA / SHELTER IN PLACE
APD Officers are working an incident in the area of Hummingbird Drive, Warbler Drive, and Kildeer Drive — PLEASE AVOID THE AREA!
Residents of Hummingbird Drive, Killdeer Drive, Warbler Drive, Dove Court, and Sprig Way are requested to shelter in-place pending further instruction from police officers.
Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you have a life threatening emergency or are reporting a crime in-progress.
This post will be updated with more information and notification when the area is safe.