CONCORD (CBS SF) — A Concord man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly shot at police during a standoff.
Police were first called to the home of Rodney Baker, 38, around 8:10 p.m. after a family member reported that he had threatened to shoot himself. The family member said Baker was intoxicated and in possession of several handguns.
Officers found Baker in the backyard of his home, a detached cottage in the 1700 block of Sharon Drive, agitated and yelling. When they ordered him to come out, he refused and went inside the home, according to police.
Police surrounded the home and attempted to negotiate, but Baker allegedly fired a weapon at them from inside the home around 8:40 p.m.
Neighboring homes were evacuated, and police said Baker was overheard saying he would come outside shoot the police officers.
Baker fired at the officers again around 8:55 p.m., and one officer fired back, but no one was injured on either side of the exchange.
Baker allegedly fired several more times at police, but no one was struck or injured.
He left the cottage around 9:10 p.m., and when officers told him to surrender he refused and told them to shoot him, police said. However, he was apprehended without incident with the help of a police dog, and taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
Police identified Baker as a suspect in a felony spousal battery incident that had occurred earlier in the evening at a different location. A search of his cottage found several firearms and ammunition inside.
Upon release from the hospital, Baker was arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, negligent discharge of a firearm and felony spousal battery, and is being held in lieu of $450,000.
Police allege Baker fired at least seven rounds during the incident, and struck the exterior fence and outbuilding of a nearby home, but caused no injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (925) 603-5814 or the anonymous tip line at (925) 603-5836.
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