A Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 41-year-old Discovery Bay man who had fired a shot at him after a foot pursuit led to a struggle between the two in unincorporated Pacheco Wednesday morning, sheriff's officials said.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., two deputies were finishing up a response to a call on Adelaide Drive, and as one left the area, he noticed a man with an outstanding warrant on foot in the area of Adelaide Drive and Pacheco Boulevard, according to the sheriff's office.
The deputy went to contact the man, who reached into his waistband while running away, leading to a foot pursuit. The deputy commanded the man to show his hands and tried to physically control him, sheriff's officials said.
During the struggle, the suspect pulled out a firearm from his waistband and fired a shot toward the deputy's head but missed. The deputy returned fire, shooting the suspect. Fire and ambulance crews responded, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man, whose name is not yet being released, is an alleged gang member who had a no-bail warrant for evading and resisting arrest in another county and also had multiple prior contacts with law enforcement for assault, theft and weapon and drug offenses, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (925) 313-2600. Any tips can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (866) 846-3592.