PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A man was fatally shot by police in Pittsburg after he allegedly held his family at gunpoint, shot a relative, abducted his wife and child and led officers on a brief chase, authorities said.
Pittsburg police said the incident began Monday night after a receiving a report of a man with a gun and a domestic violence incident at an address in the 100 block of Carolyn Road.
A family member tried to help but the suspect, later identified as a 37-year-old Pittsburg resident, shot him in the neck then forced his wife and child into a vehicle.
Police spotted the vehicle and followed it into Concord, then back into Pittsburg before the suspect stopped in front of a home on the 100 block of West 10th Street. The man’s wife was able to escape with the baby, running to officers who were waiting nearby while the suspect entered the home and barricaded himself inside.
A crisis negotiator and a SWAT team responded to the scene, while the suspect repeatedly approached the door of the home with his gun.
Eventually he came outside and shot at officers, who returned fire and struck the suspect. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His
name was not yet being released.
The officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.