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Updated: 1 Dead, 3 Deputies Shot After 12-Hour Standoff

by ECT

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.

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Jamie Jul 9, 2020 - 10:17 pm

Please tell me the dude was white

Johnny Jul 10, 2020 - 12:10 am

If he was white, they would have already told you.

i Jul 10, 2020 - 12:21 am

Oh god

Yikes! Jul 9, 2020 - 11:39 pm

Doesn’t surprise me. It’s Trump country out there. Sounds like a man who was simply practicing his 2nd amendment right. Ain’t that right folks?

Patriot Jul 10, 2020 - 6:38 am

Since when is it your second amendment right to break someone’s ribs and pour gasoline on them and threaten ignition? You need to lay of the alcohol and think clearly before you speak. Hope you don’t live out here, I could get shot just driving by.

Larry P Jul 10, 2020 - 7:02 am

Troll much Yikes?

fakemanufacturedliberallies Jul 10, 2020 - 8:24 am

Yikes (Basement Dweller)Grow the hell up
It’s the liberal fools like you who are completely eroding this country, if you don’t like YOUR PRESIDENT get the hell out
We delt with 8 long miserable America hating years under the last guy alledgedly President
We kept her mouth shut and went on with our lives, you crybaby liberals need to grow up it’s that simple carry your own weight, we are all sick and tired of replenishing your debit card each week

MsKris Jul 10, 2020 - 4:58 pm

Kept your mouths shut? You’re literally still talking about it! Hahaha!! And The Donald can’t stop talking about Obama…he’s still campaigning against him in a campaign that never existed! Too funny! Hahahahaha!

jet Jul 11, 2020 - 1:44 pm

Eduardo Martinez ——said he did not want to go back to jail, no definitely one of yours snowflake—-

John Jul 10, 2020 - 5:52 am

The last comment is dumbest comment that could have been posted. What does an incident of Domestic Violence have to do with

“It’s Trump country out there. Sounds like a man who was simply practicing his 2nd amendment right. Ain’t that right folks?“

Glad the victim managed to get away and wish the Deputies and victim a full recovery.

Ryann Jul 10, 2020 - 6:09 am

Has nothing to do with second amendment just a drunk asshole white or black who cares he’s a POS. What does Trump have to do with it? That poor woman now has trauma physically and emotionally. Very sad for the officers as well.

Thank you! Jul 10, 2020 - 7:07 am

Hopefully the injured deputies are ok. Thank you to the officers who risk so much for so little.
You are appreciated and respected by most!!
Thank you!!!

Patriot Jul 10, 2020 - 7:40 am


Jamie Jul 10, 2020 - 7:57 am

So I guess we aren’t going to protest that a white man was killed by cops. How is this not bullshit? If it was a black guy we would be destroying the city, after all we need new shoes.

KnightsenResident Jul 10, 2020 - 12:26 pm

Sorry to burst your bubble, he was Hispanic. Eduardo Martinez.

Rolanda Jul 10, 2020 - 4:59 pm

The difference is that there was an 8 hour standoff, they were shot at several times throughout the day by this man and didn’t do anything.. Drinking several beers? Really? If that was a black man that would have never happened… They would have tear gassed that house, batterrammed the door and came in blazing..He was shot because he shot them.. not because he had a gun or that he beat up his girlfriend and poured gasoline on her..

Ibcc62 Jul 10, 2020 - 11:54 am

WTF is wrong with people.!! Race and politics have nothing to do with the fact that this guy held a lady hostage, assaulted her and then fired a weapon at police. What did you expect a parade in his name… I feel sorry for your kids.

Frank Jul 10, 2020 - 2:01 pm

So if they defund police I suppose they would have had social workers dealing with domestic violence. Wonder how that would have worked out.

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