Police Officer Shot in Head in Antioch; Suspect Arrested After Standoff: PD

Two high-powered BB rifles and a BB replica automatic pistol seized at home

A police officer was shot in the head in Antioch late Monday, and the suspect was arrested early Tuesday after a five-hour standoff, according to police.

Antioch police said a 32-year-old man was detained. He was not identified and was booked into Contra Costa County Jail. 

A subsequent search warrant was served at the home, where two high-powered BB-type rifles were recovered, along with a BB-type replica of a black full-sized automatic pistol, BB ammunition and live pistol ammunition, according to police.

Police initially reported the officer was shot in the head then later said the suspect had brandished a weapon and assaulted the officer. Early Tuesday, police confirmed the officer indeed was shot in the head, but the injury was not considered life-threatening. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The shooting reportedly took place just before 8 p.m. Monday in the area of Deerfield Drive and Fawn Hill Way, and there was a massive police response, including SWAT and hostage negotiation teams, police said. 

Eight to 10 homes in the area were evacuated, and other homes in the general area were issued shelter-in-place orders. 

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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