Man Shot By Police Officer In Lafayette Identified
LAFAYETTE (CBS SF) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man who was shot by Lafayette police on Tuesday morning after allegedly threatening them at his home, sheriff’s officials said.
Officers were dispatched to a home in the 3400 block of Woodview Drive shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday after police received a 911 hang-up call.
When they arrived, they encountered 28-year-old Michael Schock, who allegedly threatened them with a knife, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.
Schock then allegedly picked up a blunt object and advanced toward the officers, at which point one of the officers fired his gun at Schock, sheriff’s officials said.
Schock was hit and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he underwent surgery. He remained in the hospital Wednesday and was interviewed by detectives Wednesday afternoon.
He has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, exhibiting a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and obstructing an officer, according to the sheriff’s office.
The shooting remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Lafayette police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
The officer who fired at Schock has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with protocol.
The city of Lafayette contracts with the sheriff’s office for police services.
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