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Wanted parolee shot by Antioch police

March 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police opened fire shooting a man in Antioch and killed him. Officers were on the scene all evening, piecing it together. After a confrontation between police and a parolee, one person was left dead.

The name of the parolee has not yet been released and it is unclear if he was armed. Police are still investigating what caused the detectives to open fire. Antioch police went door to door through the neighborhood. Investigating the officer involved shooting that happened there earlier in the evening. Jerry Silva was coming home when he saw the cars.

"I saw a car facing my way and two men with guns drawn and I heard them barking commands to whoever was in the car," said Silva.

Police say detectives had spotted a parolee wanted for possession of stolen property and they tried to pull him over. At some point, it appears the detective's vehicle and suspect's vehicle made contact, but it's unclear how that happened. Then, there were gunshots.

"Pow, pow, pow, pow, both of them were firing at him," said Silva.

The two detectives fired striking the parolee. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he later died. Mark Garner has lived in this neighborhood for close to 40 years. He was getting his son ready for baseball practice when the commotion started.

"We heard the helicopters, and people saying there's gunshots and stuff like that. Nobody knew anything for sure," said Garner.

He says the area has changed a lot.

"Used to be able to leave your doors unlocked. Now you don't leave anything unlocked. Lock up your truck, vehicles, everything and kind of stay to yourself at home," said Garner.


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