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Police: Distraught Man Shot in Concord



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    An officer involved shooting occurred in Concord when a man armed  with a pistol was uncooperative with police Monday morning, police said.

    Police have identified the man as Jason Michael Kearny, 40, of  Concord.

    Police responded to reports of a suicidal man in the 2200 block of  Blackfield Drive at 8:09 a.m.

    Upon arrival police found Kearny armed with a pistol, standing in  the driveway of his residence.

    Police said Kearny was uncooperative and failed to adhere to  verbal commands given by officers. Police said they initially attempted to  use less lethal force, but were unsuccessful.

    Police said they perceived Kearny as an imminent threat to  themselves, nearby citizens, as well as a family member inside the home. When  Kearny attempted to re-enter his house with his firearm, police shot him.

    No officers were injured during the incident, police said.

    Kearny surrendered to a police SWAT team and suffered non-life  threatening injuries to his upper extremities, police said.

    He was transported to John Muir Hospital for treatment, police  said.

    Kearny was arrested for being a felon in possession of a loaded  firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, and obstructing or resisting an  officer in performance of their duties by force or violence, police said.

    Upon searching Kearny's residence, police recovered a loaded small  caliber pistol, found inside a fish tank, police said.

    Neighbors said they heard gunshots at approximately 8:15 a.m.,  said Lisa Feilbach, who lives on Lexington Road near Blackfield Drive.

    A shelter-in-place order was issued shortly after the shots were  fired and lifted at about 10 a.m., according to neighbors.