Off-Duty SFPD Officer Assaulted Before Shooting Suspect in El Cerrito: Police - NBC Bay Area

Off-Duty SFPD Officer Assaulted Before Shooting Suspect in El Cerrito: Police

Police said the man assaulted the off-duty officer with a rock

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    Off-Duty SFPD Officer Shoots Man in El Cerrito

    A man was shot and wounded by an off-duty San Francisco police officer in El Cerrito on Sunday night, according to El Cerrito police. Mark Matthews reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2019)

    A 44-year-old man shot and wounded by an off-duty San Francisco police officer in El Cerrito has been arrested, officials said Monday.

    The shooting was reported at about 10 p.m. Sunday outside the officer's apartment complex on Moeser Lane, near San Pablo Avenue.

    Police said the man who was shot is identified as transient Thomas Vincent Whalen. Whalen was arrested after police said he assaulted the off-duty officer with a rock.

    The officer who shot the man is not in police custody but is being interviewed by investigators, El Cerrito police Capt. Robert De La Campa said. Details about what led up to the shooting weren't immediately provided.

    Off-Dutty SFPD Officer Shoots Man in El Cerrito

    [BAY] Off-Dutty SFPD Officer Shoots Man in El Cerrito

    A SFPD officer is under investigation after authorities say he shot a man overnight in Contra Costa County. Sharon Katsuda reports for Today in the Bay on Monday, August 26, 2019.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2019)

    A man was shot and wounded by an off-duty San Francisco police officer in El Cerrito on Sunday night, according to El Cerrito police.

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office will investigate the shooting and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office crime lab is also working the scene, De La Campa said, who added El Cerrito police are investigating whether it is a criminal case.

    San Francisco Police Department said its Internal Affairs Department is conducting an administrative investigation and that the officer has been placed on paid leave.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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