During a news conference Thursday evening, Danville's Police Chief Allan Shields said officers were called to the Sycamore Valley Road overpass around noon for reports of a man throwing rocks at motorists on Highway 680.
Chief Shields says an officer arrived on scene and started questioning the man who was standing in the street. The chief says the man then pulled out a folding knife and opened it. He says the officer ordered the man to drop the knife several times. however, he started to "advance" towards the officer, who fired one shot, striking the man.
Police say the fire department and ambulance were called to the scene and the man was taken to the hospital. Chief Shields did not release details on his condition.
The Danville Police Department says the investigation is ongoing per the countywide officer-involved protocol. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigation Division through dispatch at (925) 646-2441 or at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
#HAPPENINGNOW @TOWNOFDANVILLE police cleared scene where man was shot by officer at Sycamore Valley Rd and I680. Man was reportedly holding this Lucky grocery bag when he was shot. Police picked up all their evidence and markers, but left the bag of groceries behind. pic.twitter.com/xndjvy1O80— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) March 11, 2021
#HAPPENINGNOW @TOWNOFDANVILLE police and @CoCoSheriff on scene of shooting at Sycamore Valley Rd. at I680 overpass. Scanner audio revealed initial 911 callers reported seeing man throwing rocks onto cars below from overpass. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/4RezaLochw— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) March 11, 2021