Physique-cam video to be launched after Pittsburg cop shoots and wounds Oakland man – Pacifica Tribune


PITTSBURG — Authorities were investigating Saturday after a Pittsburg police officer shot and wounded a 32-year-old Oakland man who police said ignored their commands, fled, then pointed a loaded gun at the officer.

Police said they will release body-cam footage this week.

The incident began early Saturday afternoon when police were called to a business on the 3700 block of Harbor Street about a man on top of the roof. When police arrived, the man had moved and was standing next to a car in the parking lot, Pittsburg police said in a statement.

“Officers asked the man to stay where he was, but he ignored their commands,” the statement said. “That’s when the man reached on top of the car’s rear tire and picked up a handgun. The man then ran in the opposite direction.”

Another arriving officer caught up with him and asked him “several times” to stay on the ground, police said.

“He ignored his commands as well. The man then ran behind another vehicle and pointed the handgun at the officer,” the police statement says. “The officer then used his service weapon once, striking the man in the arm. The man immediately dropped the handgun and fell to the ground.”

Police placed the man in handcuffs and “immediately started life saving measures” until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the hospital “and thankfully, the man is expected to survive,” the statement said.

Police did not immediately release the man’s name. A loaded gun was retrieved from the scene, police said.

The Contra Costa County “officer involved incident protocol” has been activated and the district attorney’s office will conduct an independent investigation, police say. The Pittsburg Police Department’s independent outside investigator will also investigate.



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