The Richmond Police Department on Wednesday released bodycam footage from an April 11 incident where police responded to and shot a suspect. Use caution when viewing.
Here is the information originally released by Richmond Police:
On April 11, 2019 at approximately 2:34 AM, Richmond officers were dispatched to 930 Wilson Ave, on a report of a home invasion. The caller reported that suspect was their dad who had broken a window and entered the residence. The suspect was armed with a knife and trying to stab the family. The caller reported that the family was trapped inside the residence and was unable to exit.
Richmond officers arrived on scene and the shooting occurred after officers confronted the armed suspect at the rear patio door. Officers interrupted the suspect’s physical assault on a family member, then fired when the armed suspect ignored commands and advanced on them. The suspect was later pronounced deceased on scene. Officers rescued an adult female suffering from a laceration to her stomach and a male juvenile suffering from a laceration to his face. No other family members were harmed during the incident.
The family was taken to a local hospital where they are currently being treated for non-life threating injuries.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Richmond Police Department are actively working this on-going investigation, according to the Contra Costa County Fatal Incident protocol. There was an active Domestic Violence restraining order against the decedent, who has prior DV contacts.
The suspect has been identified as LUC TOAN CIEL, a 55 year old Asian male.