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Walnut Creek Police Release Bodycam Video From Officer-Involved Shooting

Walnut Creek police on Tuesday released bodycam video from the fatal officer involved shooting of a 23-year-old man on June 2.

Miles Hall was shot and killed by police at a home on Sandra Court after his family called 911 to report Hall had been threatening them, according to police.

Police said Hall ran toward officers with a metal pipe, and that's when two officers opened fire.

Hall's mother had called police had called police earlier, saying he had mental health issues, would be aggressive with officers, was in possession of a pointed metal pole and had already broken a sliding glass window.

A man on Sandra Court then contacted police at 4:53 p.m. saying the suspect was at his door with a red bandana over his head and face, and a crowbar in his hand.

Hall was found approaching a home on Arlene Lane and police said he refused to listen to commands to drop the crowbar and then charged at officers. Bean bag rounds were fired at Hall, but had little-to-no effect, which resulted in two officers firing their handguns at the suspect, according to police.

Hall, a resident of Walnut Creek, was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.

The five officers who were on the scene have been placed on administrative leave as Walnut Creek police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office investigate the shooting.

Hall's family filed a lawsuit against the police department allegeing officers violated civil rights by not using proper de-escalation tactics.

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