Police Shoot, Kill Domestic Abuse Suspect

By Jason Middleton and Christie Smith
|  Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:12 AM PDT
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Antioch police fatally shot a man on the roof top of a home, after they initially responded to a domestic violence report. Christie Smith speaks to two brothers who live in the home where the shooting took place.

Antioch police fatally shot a man on the roof top of a home, after they initially responded to a domestic violence report. Christie Smith speaks to two brothers who live in the home where the shooting took place.

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Antioch police fatally shot a man on the roof top of a home, after they initially responded to a domestic violence report.

The officers raced to 2301 Sycamore Drive about 11:15 p.m. Monday, where police say they learned the suspect may have a gun. When police arrived, they said the suspect hopped into a car and sped away. Police also said a child was in the getaway car.

Police chased the man, and during the chase, say the suspect rammed into two squad cars before running away on foot through a residential neighborhood. The man ended up on the roof top of a home when he pointed a gun at police. Police fired, and the suspect died. His name has not yet been released.

Police say the child was not harmed.

Two brothers who live in the home where the suspect was shot told NBC Bay Area they were definitely shocked to hear the "pop, popping" sounds of gun fire on top of their home. One of the brothers, Elijah Green, said he heard part of the conversation before the deadly shooting.

"They said put your gun down, after that I dove because as soon as they say that, I seen in movies that they start shooting," Green said. "And then they did start shooting."

The joint preliminary investigation includes the Contra Costa County district attorney's office.

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