Police have surrounded a car in Martinez tonight, as a suspect who fatally shot a woman in Walnut Creek is believed to be inside, according to police.

Negotiators with the county’s SWAT team are near the corner of Howe and Old Orchard roads and are attempting to get the suspect to surrender, police said.

In a statement, Walnut Creek Police Department spokesman Lt. Tom Cashion said of the standoff situation, “We are doing our best to resolve this with no more loss of life.”

Police have been searching for the suspect all afternoon and evening, after he allegedly shot and killed a woman near the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek earlier today.

The fatal shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of First Avenue, police said.
At the location, officers found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound and began providing “life saving measures,” but she died at the scene, according to police.

Currently, Howe Road between Vista Way and Pine Street is closed to traffic and residents are being asked to avoid the area.

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Officers who have been searching for a suspect who fatally shot a woman this afternoon in Walnut Creek appear to be involved in a standoff situation with the suspect in Martinez.

Police are currently near Howe and Old Orchard roads, where they
believe the suspect is inside a vehicle, according to police.

Howe Road between Vista Way and Pine Street is closed to traffic,
as police continue to investigate and residents are being asked to avoid the
area.

Police have been searching for the suspect all afternoon, after he
allegedly shot and killed a woman near the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in
Walnut Creek earlier today.

The fatal shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block
of First Avenue, police said.

At the location, officers found the victim suffering from at least
one gunshot wound and began providing “life saving measures,” but she died at
the scene, according to police.

Earlier today, police had asked residents near Buena Vista Avenue
between San Luis and Geary roads in Walnut Creek to shelter in place.

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Law Enforcement Activity in Martinez near Howe Road.

This is a message from Martinez Police Department.

There is currently law enforcement activity in Martinez. People in the area of Howe Road are advised to take shelter in the nearest place of safety.

Go inside, and close all windows and doors. Stay off the phone and do not call 911 unless you need to report a life-threatening emergency.

Stay indoors until you receive further official instructions.

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ALERT: WALNUT CREEK:

Police are asking residents near Buena Vista Avenue between San Luis and Geary roads in Walnut Creek to shelter in place as they search for a homicide suspect this evening.

After locating a suspect vehicle in the area, officers began actively searching for the suspect, with help from police K-9s and a California Highway Patrol Helicopter.

The person is suspected of fatally shooting a woman at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of First Avenue, near the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, according to police.

When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound and began providing “life saving measures,” but she died at the scene, police said.

The victim has not been identified and a description of the suspect was not immediately available.

RELATED STORY: UPDATE/AUDIO: Murder in Walnut Creek – Police Investigate Shooting Death of Woman

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The Walnut Creek Police Department is investigating a murder in Larkey Park.

The following information is from the Walnut Creek Police Department.

On 4/27/17, at 1:30 PM the Walnut Creek Police Department received a phone call that a female had been shot on the street.

Officers arrived on scene two minutes later and found a female had been shot.

Officers and Medical teams provided life saving measures however, the female did not survive her injuries.

Officers and Detectives are actively working the scene and attempting to identify the responsible. There are no indicators that the public is in danger.

If anyone has information regarding this crime please call Walnut Creek Police Department immediately at 925-935-6400 or Detective Greg Leonard at 925-256-3523.

UPDATE: The victim was shot four times, possibly in the head. The suspect is believed to be in a silver Chevy sedan with a partial license plate of ‘TRC443’. The suspect is a white male, 6’3″, about 200-pounds. He was in his early to mid-30s, last seen wearing a tan baseball hat.

AUDIO UPDATE:

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A woman was placed under arrest for public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on an officer after an incident at the Concord BART station on Wednesday evening.

Officers attempted to intervene after a report came in of a male holding onto a female. The female became combative and scratched an officer, and as the officer attempted to take her into custody, she resisted arrest and the male suspect tried to assist her, according to police.

Eventually the two officers were able to detain both suspects and determined the suspects were both intoxicated.

The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication and the female was also booked for public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on an officer.

The names of the suspects were not released by BART Police.

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The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Would you go on a manned mission to Mars if they built a colony, even if you could never come back?

Talk about it….

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Residents are invited to attend the 2017 City of Concord Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. during the regular City Council meeting held at the Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive. The evening will include a presentation on the proposed two-year 2017-2019 General Fund Budget, and the City’s 10 year financial forecast.

The City’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

A copy of all the materials provided to the Council will be available online at www.cityofconcord.org by Friday, May 5, after 5 p.m.

Two public budget hearings will be held during regular City Council meetings on June 13 and 27, also beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to comment at any of the meetings.

The budget workshop and hearings will be televised live on Concord Cable TV channel 28 (Comcast), channel 29 (Astound) and channel 99 (AT&T U-verse). The broadcasts are also available online at www.cityofconcord.org, both in real time and archived for future viewing.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office, (925) 671-3495.

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Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) in Concord has been recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as a 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award recipient.

The Gold Ribbon Awards acknowledges California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. These schools represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

“CVCHS is proud to be recognized statewide for our model programs which have excelled in student-based activities and best practice strategies that can be replicated by other local educational agencies,” said David Linzey, CVCHS Executive Director.  “It’s a testament to the hard work, commitment and shared focused vision of our administration and staff to offer a world class education preparing our students for 21st century careers.”

Specifically, CVCHS was acknowledged for its exceptional Targeted Case Management (TCM) program which officially launched in Fall 2015 to help augment our existing intervention programs: Saturday Bridge, Saturday Credit Recovery, Advanced Academics Online, Peer Tutoring afterschool, Failure Free Policy.

TCM targets those students who have 2 Ds or Fs (or in combination) after the 5-week progress report in each quarter. TCM students are called in and counseled by an adult (counselor, administrator, or teacher). Parents are notified that student is in the TCM program and grades are automatically emailed weekly.

As a result of TCM, CVCHS has been able to demonstrate increased academic success for students, improved attendance rates, positive relationships between caring educators and students, increased graduation (from 95% to 96%) and college rates (from 97% to 99%), and increased parent participation.

“These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Superintendent Torlakson said. “I look forward to travelling the state to honor these schools and to help share the programs, methods, and techniques that are working.”

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On Thursday, April 27, the California Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Concord High School, will be conducting a simulated drunk driving traffic collision as part of the Every 15 Minutes program.

The collision will be staged on the east side of the school, off Lynwood Drive from Denkinger Road in the Concord High School football field area and will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m.

The mock collision will take place for approximately one and one half hours.  During the mock collision there will be a high concentration of emergency vehicles in the area.

The CHP would like to ensure that the public is aware this is a mock emergency incident and that no real emergency actually exists.

Every 15 minutes is a two-day program which demonstrates to high school students the impact drinking and driving has on friends, families, and their community.  The first day of the program is highlighted by a simulated traffic collision that will be conducted at the high school involving an impaired teenage driver and a fatally injured victim.

The event includes emergency responses from police, fire, ambulance, coroner, public works, and tow truck companies, just as an actual collision would require.  The program will conclude with a mock funeral and assembly for the students the morning of Friday, April 28.

photo: Claycord file photo – ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Program

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