At approximately 3:10 pm Sunday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a man who had been suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and was later pronounced dead on the scene according to a Press Release from Oakley Police Chief Bani Kollo.
Leading up to the incident, at approximately 1:40 this afternoon, the Oakley Police learned of a suicidal subject armed with a firearm who left his residence in a vehicle.
Leading up to the incident, an extensive search was done by Oakley PD, The Office of the Sheriff Delta Station and Marine Patrol, and East Bay Regional Parks Police.
At approximately 3pm, an Oakley officer located the subject’s vehicle in the Lucky’s Parking lot on Main Street. The subject was suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CPR was performed by Officers on scene and East County Fire, and the subject was pronounced deceased.
No further info is being released at this time.
Our prayers are with the man’s family and friends this evening and out of respect to the family we will not be pursuing additional details unless contacted by the family.
Our hearts also go out to the Oakley Police Officers and Contra Costa County Sheriffs who worked non-stop on the man prior to ECCFPD and AMR getting on scene. Those in the parking lot could visually see the officers doing all they could for the man. We can assure you these calls are very hard on emergency crews and are never easy.
Contra Costa Crisis Center
If you know of anyone who states they are going to commit suicide or contemplating suicide, please contact the Contra Costa County’s 24-hour crisis, suicide, grief, homeless, child abuse, and elder abuse hotlines. They also answer all local calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800.273.TALK and 800.SUICIDE), as well as calls to the Lifeline’s Spanish-speaking suicide hotline (888.628.9454).