On Saturday, at approximately 12:40 pm, Pittsburg Police Officers were called to a commercial business in the 3700 block of Harbor Street regarding a man on top of the roof of the business.
When officers arrived, the man had already climbed off the roof and was standing next to a car in the parking lot. Officers asked the man to stay where he was, but he ignored their commands. That’s when the man reached on top of the car’s rear tire and picked up a handgun.
The man then ran in the opposite direction.
As another officer arrived on scene, he caught up with the man and asked the man to lay on the ground several times. He ignored his commands as well. The man then ran behind another vehicle and pointed the handgun at the officer. The officer then used his service weapon once, striking the man in the arm.
The man immediately dropped the handgun and fell to the ground.
Officers placed the man into handcuffs and immediately started life saving measures until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the hospital and thankfully, the man is expected to survive. The man is 32-years-old and from Oakland. A loaded gun was recovered from the scene.
Police are waiting to release his name due to the ongoing investigation.
The Contra Costa County Officer Involved Incident Protocol has been enacted and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will be completing an independent investigation into this incident. The Pittsburg Police Department’s independent outside investigator is also conducting an independent investigation of the incident pursuant to department policy.
According to Captain Steve Albanese, they will be releasing body-cam footage within the coming days of the incident, along with the officer’s name. This is still an active investigation.