Pinole police shot and killed a 20-year-old man this afternoon after he became involved in a confrontation with officers. Michael “Mickey” Ray Welch was shot at 2:48 p.m. near the corner of Pinole Valley Road and Brandt Street, police said. Police had initially reported the suspect was a teenager. Officers had tried to make contact with him, and a confrontation ensued, police said. He was pronounced dead by the Pinole Fire Department.
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