Contra Costa County law enforcement officials shot and killed a man tonight after about two hours of encounters with him involving a standoff, a car chase and threats of suicide, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The man called the sheriff’s office around 5:45 p.m. and said he was suicidal, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Sheriff’s deputies found the man in a vehicle at Lois Lane and Mallard Court in Oakley, but were not able to approach him, Lee said. After a standoff, the man got back into his vehicle and led sheriff’s deputies to his house in Oakley in the 900 block of Almond Drive, he said. At that point, sheriff’s deputies and Oakley police officers were at the scene. The man got out of the vehicle with a gun, and law enforcement officials used unspecified, non-lethal means to prevent him from using it, ee said. The man continued to raise his gun so they shot him around 8 p.m., he said. He was taken to Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch where he was pronounced dead. Lee said it was too early to determine how many people were involved in the shooting.
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