Police shoot man at El Cerrito gas station

December 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
In El Cerrito, police shot a man at a gas station on Potrero Avenue, near San Pablo.

On Thursday night, SKY7HD was over the scene, shortly after the shooting. Police say they responded to an emergency call at the Chevron station around 6:40 p.m.

Police confirm they shot one person outside of the Chevron gas station, but police are not giving us a lot of information. We don't know the condition of the man who was shot or how many officers were involved. It is still not known if the suspect fired on officers or if the suspect even had a weapon.

"They arrived here at the scene and encountered a dangerous situation. Shots were fired at that time injuring one adult male. That adult male is now at the hospital. There are no other suspects outstanding and there's no further threat to this community," said El Cerrito Police Lt. Steve Bonini.

"It doesn't surprise me. The other side of the freeway, you'll hear gunshots and that sort of thing. This side of the freeway is pretty quiet, although once there was an armed robbery at the dry cleaner down there and that brought out quite a crowd, but normally, not much happening here," said El Cerrito resident John Stashik, who has lived in the area for more than 30 years.

The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office sent some inspectors to the scene, which is standard procedure for an officer involved shooting.

None of the officers were injured.


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