A knife-wielding man was shot by police in a normally quiet Lafayette neighborhood early this morning, police said. Officers responded to a home at 3425 Woodview Drive after police received a 911 hang-up call shortly after 7 a.m. When they arrived, there was a confrontation in the driveway of the home with a 28-year-old man who lives there and was armed with a knife, police said.
During the confrontation, an officer opened fire and the man was hit, according to police. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. This afternoon, he was out of surgery but remained hospitalized, police said. There were other people at the home at the time of the shooting but no one else was injured, police said. The shooting is being investigated by Lafayette police, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the district attorney’s office, and the officer who fired the gun has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is protocol. The city of Lafayette contracts with the sheriff’s office for law enforcement services.
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