Deputies shoot and kill person in Discovery Bay

Jene J. Long

DISCOVERY BAY – Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a gentleman Tuesday evening just after responding to a domestic dispute in the unincorporated city.

In a statement launched Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s business determined the male as 51-calendar year-aged Robert Jones. They claimed he was carrying a Umarex AirJavelin Archery Rifle that can propel arrows up to 300 ft for each next.

According to the sheriff’s place of work, the California Department of Justice declined to participate in the investigation due to the fact the weapon authorities mentioned Jones was carrying was regarded to be a fatal weapon. The state division performs its personal investigation of law enforcement shootings when the individual shot is determined to be unarmed or carrying a weapon that can not trigger fatal damage.

The sheriff’s office environment posted a photograph of the weapon on Twitter on Tuesday.

Deputies and Oakley law enforcement officers have been termed to the 8000 block of Westport Circle about 8:45 p.m.

In their statement, the sheriff’s place of work stated that immediately after talking to the caller, a deputy attempted to communicate to the male by means of the display doorway of his home. According to the sheriff’s business, the person responded by getting out a knife and raising it about his head.

Deputies commanded the gentleman to drop the knife, in accordance to the the sheriff’s place of work. He then brandished what appeared to be a rifle at deputies, the sheriff’s place of work stated.

The deputies then retreated to a safe and sound distance and together with other deputies and officers, surrounded the spot, the sheriff’s office stated. The person afterwards came out of his home with the weapon lifted and pointed as he walked toward the street, the sheriff’s workplace claimed.

Right after what the sheriff’s office environment said were various warnings, deputies and officers fired. The sheriff’s business did not identify any of the deputies or officers who have been concerned.

Authorities pronounced Jones useless at the hospital, right after an ambulance rushed him there.

The incident marked the to start with deadly capturing by the sheriff’s office considering the fact that ex-Dep. Andrew Corridor shot and killed Tyrell Wilson previous March in Danville.

Contra Costa County agreed to a $4.5 million settlement with Wilson’s family members. That capturing turned a flashpoint in the debate in excess of policing in the Bay Place, in particular since Hall currently had shot a mentally ill Newark male in November 2018.

A jury convicted Hall of assault with a firearm with an improvement — acquitting him of the much more significant manslaughter charge — in the 2018 capturing of Laudemer Arboleda.

A decide sentenced him to 6 years in state jail. The conviction was the first of a Contra Costa County regulation enforcement officer, and spurred a defiant response from Sheriff David Livingston.

Discovery Bay is in an unincorporated community in significantly east Contra Costa County with a populace of about 16,159 people, according to the 2019 census.

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