At 11:48 am Engine 52, AMR, Contra Costa Sheriff and Animal Control were called for a rancher who was in a field unresponsive and possibly dead on Bixler Road in the Town of Discovery Bay.
It was believed that a bull may have attacked him. The reporting party described the bull as acting aggressively. On scene we were escorted by deputies to the rancher who was found to be dead. While there the bull approached. It did not heed a warning shot but continued to approach.
The bull was then put down by deputies to protect fire and EMS crews.
Friday Update per Contra Costa County Sheriff
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at about 11:46 AM, Delta Station deputy sheriffs were sent to a report of a person who was possibly killed by a bull on the 1900 block of Bixler Road in unincorporated Brentwood.
When deputies arrived, they attempted to approach a person lying on the ground in a field. However, deputies were not able to because of a large aggressive bull that was running loose on the property. Deputies then used their vehicles to get as close as possible to the person. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.
Shortly after the victim was located, the bull began to charge at the deputies and fire personnel on the scene. The bull was dispatched because of the danger to first responders at the scene.
He is identified as 74-year-old Gang Sun of Brentwood. An autopsy was conducted this morning. The cause of death is listed as multiple blunt force chest and abdominal injuries due to alleged attack by large animal.