Napa man killed in officer-involved shooting

November 29, 2010 9:20:34 AM PST
A man was killed on Sunday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting in Napa, the Napa Police Department reported.

Napa police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Meek Avenue at the eastern edge of the city around 3 p.m. Sunday to check on the welfare of a potentially suicidal person, police said.

Officers were able to reach the individual by telephone and convinced him to come out of his house, police said. The subject came outside and began to communicate with officers, police said.

A confrontation somehow began between the potentially suicidal person and officers, and it culminated with the individual being Tased and then shot by officers, police said.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene before medical personnel could respond, police said. No other injuries were reported from the incident.

The case is being investigated by the Napa County Sheriff's Department under the guidelines of the county's officer-involved shooting protocol, police said.

The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with standard operating procedure, police said.

Information about the victim and the names of the involved officers were not immediately available.


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