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Pittsburg Police Shoot Man Who Fired Shots At Officers During Standoff

Information by Pittsburg Police

by ECT

The Pittsburg Police Department reported that SWAT officers shot a man fired a shot at officers during a standoff Friday night.

According to police, on Friday, just before 11:30 P.M., Pittsburg Police Officers were called to a home after several shots fired on Redwood Street in the City of Pittsburg.

They responded to the 1300 block of Redwood Street. An elderly woman called dispatch to report her adult son had a rifle, and he took it outside and fired several rounds from it. The woman additionally informed dispatch her son had walked back inside the house but still had the rifle with him. The woman and her husband were hiding in their bedroom within the home.

As officers arrived in the neighborhood, they heard a rifle shot that appeared to be coming from the house on Redwood Street. Officers were able to contact the elderly couple inside the house and get them out without the man knowing.

Based on the man having a rifle and actively firing it, officers used the department’s ballistically armored transport vehicle to approach the front of the home. One of the officers was positioned through the top of the vehicle’s roof and had a direct view of the front of the house.

Officers then saw the front porch light of the house turn off and the man walk outside with the rifle. An Officer yelled for the man to show him his hands. The man then pointed the rifle towards the officers in the ballistic vehicle and fired the rifle toward them.

An officer then fired one round from his service rifle, hitting the man in the upper torso. The man walked back inside the house and out of the officer’s view. Within a few minutes, the man called 911 and told the dispatcher he had been shot.

The man was instructed to go back outside without the rifle, which he did.

Officers placed him 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 29 years old and from Pittsburg. A loaded rifle with a fired casing inside the chamberwas recovered from inside the house.

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. We are working on releasing the body-camera footage of this incident within the coming weeks.

This remains an active investigation, and additional details will be released later.

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