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Sheriffs Office Provides Update on Danville Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

by ECT

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Danville.

This morning at about 11:48, police dispatch received several calls from motorists regarding a person who was throwing rocks off the Sycamore Valley Road overpass onto Highway 680.

A Danville Police Officer arrived at the scene and contacted the subject in question in the area of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon. The officer approached the subject who was standing on the street. As the officer tried to talk to him, the subject pulled out a folding knife and then opened it. The officer ordered him to drop the knife several times. He then advanced toward the officer, who discharged his weapon striking the subject once.

The fire department and an ambulance were called and responded to the scene. The subject was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated at this time. He is not being identified.

The investigation is ongoing per the countywide officer involved protocol. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigation Division through dispatch at (925) 646-2441 or at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: [email protected] or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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Jg Mar 12, 2021 - 11:24 am

I’m sorry and I was not there, but what happened to mace and pepper spray and tasers ?
Maybe all the above would not work based on this situation, but were they tried ?

What ever occurred I trust they will review it.

Response to JG Mar 12, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Are you dumb? Or are you pretending? So the cop should rely on pepper spray or tazer when confronting an armed individual?? He met deadly force with deadly force. Have you seen what a knife can do? I can’t sometimes with some of you idiots. Go be a cop and you go hug these armed thugs.

Steve B Mar 12, 2021 - 2:45 pm

JG, unfortunately the general public has no idea about use if force. If a lone officer is confronted with a knife, the only logical weapon besides verbal deescalation is a firearm. They don’t have the luxury to try something else and fail. If there are multiple officers present, then there could be an option for one of them to try a less than lethal defense weapon, as long as there is an officer with a firearm ready if the less than lethal does not work. I wish everyone would understand this.

LT Mar 12, 2021 - 6:50 pm

42 years a cop, and knives were my biggest fear. Deadly, and most of the time if they want to get you, they will. God love the officer. Sorry someone had to get shot, but that is what you can count on if the officer is alert.

Frank Mar 12, 2021 - 7:15 pm

Obama said don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Just saying.

RJ Mar 13, 2021 - 12:23 am

JG I am sorry, you don’t deserve a harsh response. Most people have no idea how to respond to real life situations and Television shows give very unrealistic views. When dealing with force, as a rule, you want to overcome the force you face. This is not supposed to be a fair fight. The officer is supposed to win. If the “tazer gun” misses or the pepper spray is ineffective, you are getting stabbed. If he had distance and other officers were there who could back him up with firearms, maybe a tazer is worth the risk, relying on the other officer to use their firearms. But it is up to the person in question to comply and not threaten others. This was also likely a very quick situation, where even if some other options were possible, the time to decide and implement them was not there. If this person was dropping objects on the freeway, that is a deadly crime. People are seriously injured and die from that act. If anything, I would ask that in the future you first ask what the person could have done to avoid the situation. Why couldn’t they have complied with the officer? Why would they carry and pull a knife on ANYONE much less a police officer? If they were doing the acts described, why would they not expect to have someone confront them? What was there plan besides deadly threats?

Two Wheeler Mar 13, 2021 - 7:45 am

Hey JG, I’ll give you pepper spray and a taser, and I will have a knife. Let’s see how it turns out…

A knife can do tons of damage, pepper spray and tasers don’t always work, in fact taser recommends NOT using pepper spray prior to taser use.

Simonpure Mar 13, 2021 - 9:20 am

Thank you for your service LT

Jg Mar 13, 2021 - 10:00 am

I am glad I could be of assistance in this comment area. My next comment was going to be shoot for the knife to knock it out of his hands. But everyone responded to quickly.

Lt Mar 14, 2021 - 8:28 am

Thank you Simonpure.

Boby Mar 14, 2021 - 1:17 pm

JG at this point just kiss the damn criminal. Make love to him lol.

Jg Mar 15, 2021 - 8:31 am

Boby, that would be under the new community police/mental crisis response team to give hugs. You see if that team would have been in place the officer would not have shot him. Why ? Because only the crisis response team would have been dispatched. The only casualty would have been the unarmed crisis team hugging member be stabbed. This is the new approach they want to implement.

Ipa Mar 17, 2021 - 2:07 am

Shoot the knife?? ?‍♂️ Leave the internet forever. And never vote please. ?

Jg Mar 17, 2021 - 11:11 am

Lots of gullible people on here.

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