On August 25th, 2022, at approximately 10:40pm, Oakley PD Officers responded to a report of a Domestic Dispute in the 1800 block of Teresa Ln. The caller stated her boyfriend had a gun and had been driving around with her in the car not letting her leave. The boyfriend told her he was going to kill her and himself. Once at the residence the victim fled on foot and called police.
Officers arrived and attempted to contact the, 58 year old male. The male did not respond to Officers. Officers used a drone and were able to see the subject inside the residence armed with a handgun. Officers continued to try and establish communications with the suspect, but he did not respond. Several shots were fired by the suspect inside the home.
At approximately 1:18am, the suspect fired several rounds at Oakley Officers. One Officer returned fire striking the suspect. Medical aid was provided but the suspect died on scene. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office responded along with Oakley Detectives.
According to Chief Beard “Our officers are trained to deescalate situations at every opportunity when that is a viable option. Our officers attempted to deescalate this tragic situation last night, but the suspect would not allow for our attempts to take hold. When officers are presented with such grave and dangerous situations, and when no other options work or are available, they must sometimes fall back on other critical training they receive on a regular basis. This is the training they fell back on last night to ensure there was no loss of lives of innocent victims or the officers themselves.”
This is an ongoing investigation, names and more details will be provided at a later date.