A police officer shot and injured a man who resisted being detained in Antioch this morning, according to police. The shooting was reported at 8:51 a.m. at a home in the 4100 block of Folsom Drive, said Fire Marshal Robert Marshall of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Officers were dispatched to the area regarding a rifle found in the street, according to police.
Police said in a statement that an officer arriving on the scene “eventually had an encounter” with a man and attempted to detain him. The man fled from the officer and headed into an open garage, according to police. Police said at some point while the officer tried to detain the suspect, he opened fire, striking the man several times.
The man was taken to John Muir Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Police said he was responsive at the scene but that an update on his condition was not immediately available. The officer who shot the man is a police veteran and was uninjured, according to police. Police said the shooting is being jointly investigated by Antioch police, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the county Crime Lab, following standard protocol in an officer-involved shooting.
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