Sunday, May 29, 2022

Police shoot knife-wielding man suspect in domestic violence case

A strange occurrence has taken place in Pleasanton, California.

At 11:51 a.m. a woman called 911 to report a case of domestic violence in the area between Owens Drive and Willow Road, Pleasanton, in the state of California.

When police arrived at the housing complex, they found a man barricaded in his home, refusing to leave. The man remained inside the home for a few hours while a Pleasanton police negotiator attempted to talk some sense into him.

As the hours progressed, officers became impatient and began forcing windows to enter the home. It was at this point that the suspect, with a large knife in hand, exited the home and before he could speak, the police shot him.

A witness in the area recalled the event: “I guess they got tired of waiting for him to come out, so they went ahead and broke the windows. The guy came out – he only had a knife – and they blasted him soon as he came out.”

Lt. Erik Silacci of Pleasanton police told local outlets that the shooting occurred at around 3:39 p.m.


The suspect, whose identity has not been released to the media, was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.

Following this incident, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with a team of detectives from the police department has opened an investigation to clarify what happened.

Witnesses to the incident said the suspect was shot as soon as he left the home. Some are even raising the possibility that this is another case of “suicide by cop” in which the suspect intends to force the officers to shoot him and end his life.

Source: KTVU