Pittsburg Man Who Held Family at Gunpoint Dies in Shootout With Police

The 37-year-old man shot at officers, who returned fire and struck him

A man with a gun was fatally shot by police Monday after he allegedly held his family at gunpoint, shot a relative, abducted his wife and child, led police on a brief chase into Concord, barricaded himself inside a residence then came out and fired at responding officers.

Police went to the scene of a report of domestic violence at an address in the 100 block of Carolyn Road in Pittsburg, and were informed before arriving that the suspect was holding his family at gunpoint.

A family member tried to help but the suspect, later identified as a 37-year-old resident of Pittsburg, shot him in the neck then forced his wife and child into a vehicle.

Police found the vehicle and followed it into Concord, then back into Pittsburg before the suspect stopped in the 100 block of West 10th Street. The victim ran with her baby to officers waiting nearby while the suspect entered the home and barricaded himself inside.

A crisis negotiator and a SWAT team responded to the scene, while the suspect repeatedly approached the door of the home with his gun.

Eventually he came outside and shot at officers, who returned fire and struck the suspect.

He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is not yet being released.

The officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

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