SAN LORENZO (CBS SF) — The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting in San Lorenzo that happened on Monday night, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Deputies responded to a home at the corner of Paseo Grande and Via Toledo around 10 p.m., Sgt J.D. Nelson said.
Fire and medical personnel were at the scene treating 60-year-old David Goins, who was suffering from a seizure according to his wife, Belinda. Then, Goins assaulted a paramedic and ran back inside the home Nelson said.
Deputies were called to the scene and entered the home searching for the man, he said.
The man was hiding inside the home and came out with a baseball bat swinging at deputies, Nelson said.
The man struck a sergeant’s arm disabling his rifle, he said.
The sergeant managed to pull out a handgun and with a deputy shot and killed the man, Nelson said.
No one else was inside the home during the shooting, he said.
Deputies have been called to the address 19 times since 2011 for various offenses including domestic violence, psychological issues and intoxication, Nelson said.
Goins’ 26-year-old nephew, who didn’t want his name used, spoke to media and said despite previous run-ins with the law, his uncle didn’t deserve this.
“Everyone has their problems with the law and everything, but you know, but the police, like I said, they know how to provoke him. They know how to push his buttons. I find this shocking how they had to do this to him, to a 60-year-old man stroke victim,” he said.
While the nephew said his uncle walked with a cane, he admitted that Goins was over six-feet-tall and could have had an intimidating presence.
Sheriff’s deputies said they do carry Tasers and less lethal options, but maintained that the Sergeant and his deputies were clearly under attack.
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