UPDATE: Possible Shooting Near Baldwin Park in Concord

May 15, 2014 19:21 pm · 30 comments

We’re getting reports of a possible shooting near Baldwin Park in Concord.

No other details are currently available.

We will update you with more when details are released.

UPDATE: Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we are hearing this was an officer involved shooting involving a female suspect.

It occurred on Beach St. in Concord.

{ 30 comments }

1 A Neighbor May 15, 2014 at 7:36 PM

We live near this house. The police said that a 911 call was placed out of that house and the caller said she had a gun and was going to hurt herself. The police showed up and tried to discourage it, but were unsuccessful.

The neighborhood is currently secured while the investigation is under way.

2 anon May 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I live on Beach. It was a shooting. Officer-involved with one fatality. Seems like the entire PD is here. Whole street is closed indefinitely.

3 Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

What ever happened to using less than lethal force CPD???? Overzealous officers with egos. Poor girl never had a chance. Rip

4 AMA May 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I live on Beach St and the incident took place on Pacheco. The police have all surrounding streets blocked off and said they will remain blocked through late tonight. Please stay safe out there.

5 Chester E. Kitty May 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Does anyone know why Willow Pass Road was closed this afternoon at 5 p.m.? The cops had flares down at Lynwood – not allowing traffic to go up WP Road to the freeway. However, I was able to come down into Concord. I saw numerous cars pulled over.

6 @Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 8:37 PM

You’re absolutely right. If somebody is shooting at the police with real bullets, they should only be allowed to shoot back with rubber ones. Makes perfect sense.

7 lg May 15, 2014 at 8:37 PM

@Trigger happy, Do you know what happened? Mabey she shot herself!!!!

8 Dear Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Thank you for sharing your opinion..

Idiot.

9 Linzer Torte May 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM

That makes the last of today’s death triad. It always comes in threes.

10 Parties over May 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Back to the regular blog talk.

11 Momo May 15, 2014 at 8:59 PM

People love to blame the police for being “trigger happy”. Yes there are times that the outcome could have been different. But often given a split second decision, if the officer thinks his/her life is in danger they should protect themselves. If it was your family member I bet you would say pull the trigger to save yourself first.

12 Your Neighbor May 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM

So sad

13 Teacher Wannabe May 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM

@Trigger Happy. If CPD used lethal force, there must have been a reason.

14 Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Just because you wear a badge doesn’t mean your above the law. All you hear about on the news nation wide are about police misconduct and corruptions. Planting evidence, shooting unarmed people, falsifying reports, stealing narcotics, and the list goes on!

15 Stella May 15, 2014 at 9:37 PM

What was the situation that made it lethal?

16 SK May 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

There is also such a thing as “suicide by cop.” They don’t have the guts to pull the trigger themselves, so they aim the gun at a cop and wait to get shot.

Unless you were an eyewitness to this incident, it is best to reserve judgment until the facts are out.

17 NotPC May 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM

@Trigger Happy

The police may NOT use less than lethal force; they are trained to shoot for the center mass, double tap if need be. The idea is for officer protection, and protect others that may be inadvertently involved.

If you shoot for their knee, as in days of yore, you may miss and hit someone else and give the shooter the chance to shoot you. Our training and logic was that at the end of the day, WE went home. The perp went to jail (best case) or the morgue (worst case).

There is a defenite Use of Force Ladder police must follow. But you have recused yourself from finding out about that in favor of the easier “bad mean policeman” reasoning.

18 Fig Newton May 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Trigger happy,,my eye,,,,Let’s get it straight,,Concord Police deals with a lot of un-predictable people,,,,The headlines never should include an officer getting hurt! I just saw the news on KTVU,,,,,,,,, you should always obey Police commands!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never the less,,Concord Police is still the best Dept around,,,, while we are all asleep,,they are keeping Concord safe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 Linzer Torte May 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Well played, @NotPC!

20 Anonymous May 15, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Trigger Happy:
No,all you hear about the police isn’t bad, its mostly good. People like you filter out the good and love the bad. Without knowing anything at all about the situation you advise us how the cops screwed up.

Folks like you are a dime a dozen, not overly smart.

Your opinion is totally worthless.,Probably you, too

21 Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

@ NotPC

A tazer could have been used. Even better lets use some restraint rather than just shooting someone down. 50% of the time you can talk the person down.

22 Trigger Happy May 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Justice for Andy Lopez.!

23 A May 15, 2014 at 10:37 PM

@triggerhappy

Clearly you have zero training in law enforcement. Having served myself in the U.S. Army we’re trained to utilize escalation of force. These first responding officers absolutely used their proper protocol. What about the families that live next door? Across the street? This woman is pointing a gun at officers, while frightened people watch from their windows, and the officer is expected to approach the woman to tase? I think not.

I applaud Concord PD for keeping our neighbood safe.

24 Anonymous May 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Trigger Happy instructs us that 50% of the time cops can talk someone pointing a gun at them out of shooting them. The other 50 % the cops get killed.

25 Linzer Torte May 15, 2014 at 10:49 PM

@trigger happy

So now that it has been elucidated that this woman came towards officers, brandishing a gun, do you still think the officers overreacted? Still think they could have safely employed a taser or talked her down? They did what they are trained to do and what they needed to do, which is protect themselves, and the citizens of the city which they serve.

26 @Linzer Torte May 15, 2014 at 11:50 PM

People like Trigger Happy will always blame police for these kind of scenarios which are thrust upon them. There’s no reasoning with the unreasonable, so it’d be better to save your energy for something constructive. Most everyone else reading understands just how silly his/her comments are.

27 @ NotPC May 16, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Very well said.

28 Mary May 16, 2014 at 2:25 AM

That officer should be fired. Nothing but a bunch of cowards hiding behind bullet proof vests and shooting a mentally sick woman. Shame on them.

29 Linzer Torte May 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM

@#26, you’re right. Thank you :)

30 NotPC May 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM

@Trigger Happy –

If you taser someone who is pointing a gun at you (or anywhere really) what do you think the result would be?

I’ll tell you. Your muscles “pull” together, all of them, which is why tased folks fall, they can no longer balance. THIS INCLUDES THE FINGER ON THE TRIGGER. Do you know what this means? Pow! – bullet(s) flying unaimed into what or WHO?

Tasers MAY be employed against knife\bat\pipe\brick\etc weilding folks, or those resisting arrest; but NEVER against someone with their gun out. Never. You don’t ask nicely for them to drop it when IT’S POINTED AT YOU. (If it’s not, yes, you demand they drop it and show you their hands) You shoot to kill in these “active shooter” scenarios. And it must be a Center Mass shot.

Please educate yourself about Law Enforcement procedures\reasoning and the rules of force before brandishing your uneducated opinions about the folks that would take a bullet to save your life.

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