On Tuesday, around 2:00 pm, Concord police responded to a residential neighborhood in the Crawford Street area for an assault with a deadly weapon report.
When officers arrived, they found a severely wounded victim in the street who required immediate medical attention. Shortly after arrival, officers received reports that a man without a shirt was running through nearby backyards. A search began and within minutes the suspect was found hiding in a shed in the backyard of a residence on San Jose Avenue.
Once officers entered the backyard, the suspect emerged from the shed wielding oversized pruning shears and used them to attack a police canine. After being stabbed and beaten with the shears, the canine was unable to control the suspect. With the canine now neutralized, the suspect turned toward two Concord Officers and advanced with the shears. That’s when officers shot the suspect.
Once subdued, immediate medical aid was rendered and the suspect was transported to John Muir Hospital where he later died.
The victim of the assault with a deadly weapon received severe laceration injuries and is currently hospitalized. The canine was stabbed and beaten, but survived and is expected to recover.
The suspect in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) has been identified as, Dominick Musulman (30 year-old, Antioch resident). The weapon he used to attack the victim on Crawford Street was a hatchet. K-9 Jelle is back at home and doing well. He’s under heavy medication and may be off duty for an extended period.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Concord Police Department Investigations Division at (925) 671-3030.