At around 12:30 pm Thursday, the Contra Costa County responded to Kite Hawk Lane and Green Acres in unincorporated Brentwood.
During the standoff, the subject was observed with a shotgun in his hand while drinking several beers. He was also observed with a knife on him.
By 9:20 pm, it was announced that 1 person was deceased and three deputies were injured in an exchange. Two deputies were transported to a local hospital and a third deputy was released on scene.
The sheriffs office has confirmed this was an officer involved shooting and according to spokesperson Jimmy Lee, two deputies were shot.
No other information was readily available. Will update when sheriff releases more information.
UPDATE per Sheriffs Office
Two Deputy Sheriffs were injured this evening after being shot by a suspect in a barricaded subject incident in Knightsen. They were taken to a local hospital. The suspect, who is not being identified at this time, was shot by Deputies who returned fire.
This morning at about 9:42 AM, Deputies were called to the 1700 block of Green Acres Lane in Knightsen regarding a domestic violence incident.
The female victim reported that the suspect held her hostage overnight, pushed her onto a coffee table breaking her ribs and poured gasoline on her threatening to set her on fire.
Deputy Sheriffs responded to the location to investigate and talk to the suspect who was at the residence. The victim was able to flee the house.
The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called out at about 12:40 PM. Sheriff’s Office HNT (Hostage Negotiation Team) also responded and communicated throughout the afternoon and into the early evening with the suspect asking him to surrender. The suspect shot at Deputy Sheriffs several times during the day and would not give up.
At about 8:58 PM, the suspect came out of the house and fired his shotgun at members of the SWAT team. Three of them were struck. Deputies returned fire hitting the suspect. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Two of the deputies were transported to the hospital.
Per the county Officer Involved Fatal Incident protocol, this incident is currently being investigated by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing. More details will be provided in a press release tomorrow.