A 47-year-old Rio Vista man was fatally shot in a hospital emergency room in Martinez this morning when he tried to attack a deputy with a knife, a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Just before 2:10 a.m., a deputy reported that shots had been fired at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center at 2500 Alhambra Ave., Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.The sheriff’s office, the Martinez Police Department, and Costa County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to callthe Martinez Police Department at (925) 372-3440.
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