Antioch Police Officer Assaulted on Neighbor Dispute Call
Antioch’s chief of police says an officer responding to a neighbor dispute call on Monday was “assaulted,” injured with a head wound and treated and released from the hospital.
A suspect, who police say brandished a weapon before the alleged assault, has barricaded himself in a home on the 4500 block of Deerfield Drive. He may have a family member inside the home with him, according to officials. They are negotiating to peacefully resolve the situation.
KTVU had initially reported a Contra Costa County Sherrif’s deputy confirmed that the officer was shot, but Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks later said at a news conference that the officer was only injured and is recovering.
The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. on Deerfield Dr just west of Fawn Hill Way.
A massive law enforcement presence of around two dozen officers is actively working to take the suspect into custody. An armored police tactical vehicle could be seen rolling down the street. K9 units were on hand as well.
A freelance photographer captured some of the SWAT activity in progress. Several law enforcement agencies are on hand at the scene, including officers from California Highway Patrol, Walnut Creek, Brentwood and East Bay Regional Parks. Some have their assault rifles drawn and are wearing bulletproof vests.
An ambulance and firetruck are at the scene standing by.
There were limited details on what led up to this incident.
A woman who lives in the area said she heard yelling. She assumed she heard an officer say, “Come out with your hands up.”
The area is described as a quiet residential area, but tonight there is tension in the air with officers’ weapons drawn and a large perimeter that has been set up.
This is a developing story.
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