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UPDATED: Walnut Creek Police Shoot, Kill Domestic Violence Suspect

Walnut Creek police officers responded to domestic violence call at 3:13 a.m.

Walnut Creek police shot and killed an armed domestic violence suspect early this morning just minutes after receiving a call about an incident inside an apartment unit.

Officers received a 9-1-1 call at 3:13 a.m. Thursday from a woman who lives in an apartment complex at 1450 Creekside Drive. Dispatchers could hear screaming in the background, said Capt. Tim Schultz.

Officers responded to the scene and there were reports of shots fired at 3:19 a.m.

The male suspect was killed. No one else was injured.

At a 9:30 a.m. press conference, Schultz said the suspect was armed but wouldn't say what the weapon was.

Schultz said more than one officer fired shots, but he wouldn't say how many officers fired their weapons or how many shots were fired.

Schultz wouldn't release the identity of the suspect or what prompted officers to fire shots except to say they were concerned for their safety.

A press release said police confronted the suspect inside the apartment, but at the press conference Schultz would only say the suspect was "inside the apartment complex."

This is the first officer-involved shooting in Walnut Creek in more than five years.

The incident is being investigated by the Contra Costa District Attorney's office and the Contra Costa County Crime Lab.

The officers have been "sequestered" while the investigation continues, said Schultz. The officers have also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

50 years here December 31, 2012 at 09:03 PM
That the police won't say what the weapon was (maybe a pocket knife) and that shooting to kill is their first option, confirms that they are now the enemy. Never used to be like this! Go ahead let the comments fly!
Josh Goldman January 13, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Pocket knives are deadly. There have been many killed when a badguy shoved a 3" pocket knife into a victim's juggler artery or into his spleen.

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