Man Who Allegedly Shot Officer In Head Surrenders Following Hours-Long Standoff

November 6, 2018 7:40 am · 16 comments

A man was arrested early this morning following an hours-long standoff after he allegedly shot an officer in Antioch on Monday night who was responding to a report of a man with a gun, according to police.

Antioch police said a 32-year-old man was detained following a 5-hour standoff. He was not identified and has been booked into the Contra Costa County Jail.

The call originally came in around 8 p.m. Monday at a home in the 4500 block of Deerfield Drive.

According to Contra Costa Fire Protection District spokesman Steve Hill, the suspect allegedly brandished a weapon and assaulted the officer, then barricaded himself inside the home. Police later clarified the officer was shot in the head early this morning.

The officer was transported to John Muir Concord and has been treated and released, Hill said. Police believe the suspect then barricaded himself in a home with a family member.

Hill said SWAT and hostage negotiations teams were dispatched to the scene.

According to Hill, around eight to 10 homes in the area of the standoff were evacuated and homes in the general area were issued shelter-in-place orders.

PO'd November 6, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Hoping for a speedy recovery for the officer who dodged death by a crazy man. You never know what you’re getting into when you arrive on a call.

Long prison sentence for this POS.

CoCo Commenter November 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM

The officer was shot in the head and released from the hospital that same night??!!??

I understand it probably just grazed him (or her) but still this officer might be Batman.

Shoutout to Officer Batman and the rest of the squad

The Fearless Spectator November 6, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Troubled People or People in Trouble always seem to have guns.

Look at the recent gun violence in the east bay, and not just Oakland. Eventually it may become difficult to find people willing to work in law enforcement.

Atticus Thraxx November 6, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Bumper sticker talk. An overwhelming number of people with firearms are neither troubled nor in trouble. And thankfully an overwhelming number of troubled and in trouble people do not. A ridiculous statement from every angle.

real November 6, 2018 at 9:16 AM

That’s confusing, a better description of the injury would be helpful.

Anonymous November 6, 2018 at 10:26 AM

Why is the fire department making public declarations? Not their job.

Natalie November 6, 2018 at 11:13 AM

From the headline it seemed like this story was going to be tragic. That is one lucky and skilled officer.

Silva November 6, 2018 at 12:17 PM

I’m happy to hear the officer got to go home again.

Lucky Lucy November 6, 2018 at 12:50 PM

I just moved back to Antioch from Concord, and was there as it was happening. What they’re not telling you is the next door neighbor was talking to the father of the suspect to resolve issues that he had been having with his son, the suspect. The suspect got upset and pointed the gun at the neighbor’s head, he was able to talk him down and lock himself in his home, cops were called and that’s when he shot the officer. Then about 75 police vehicles showed up to the scene as he barricaded himself. Some from all surrounding cities all the way to Orinda.

Jeffrey L Conway November 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM

I’ve always found that kind of strange, why they need all of these cop there. I understand how them must feel for a fellow officer in trouble though. If someone wanted to commit a crime, waiting for an incident like this to occur would probably be the time. The response times for other crimes last night was probably about an hour.

Jeffrey L Conway November 6, 2018 at 4:28 PM

I’ve lived in Antioch the last 20 years, and it’s a minor miracle that they’ve never lost an Officer during that time. Sure came close last night. Talk about good advertising for Measure W. I remember a few years back where Pittsburg lost 2 officers in 2 different incidents within weeks of each other, I think it was.

Atticus Thraxx November 6, 2018 at 5:44 PM

What kinda animal shoots at a frickin’ police officer? Makes me sick. Hope I get on his jury.

The Fearless Spectator November 6, 2018 at 8:14 PM

Must have been a troubled person or a person in trouble. Luckily the police officer survived, and hopefully is willing to continue in law enforcement. They really should be better compensated.

Original G November 6, 2018 at 8:28 PM

Am very surprised there were survivors of a police standoff in antioch.
Outcomes have historically involved body bags.

BB Gun November 7, 2018 at 2:22 PM

The officer was shot with a BB gun which is why he was released from the hospital right away.

The Fearless Spectator November 7, 2018 at 6:19 PM

You probably don’t know it was a pellet gun until after you are shot. This still could have been bad. Fortunately the shooter didn’t use a scope.

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