Investigators from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the D.A.’s Office are investigating an incident in which a 22-year-old Oak Grove man suffered an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound as deputies attempted to contact him through a closed, locked door.
An officer-involved shooting protocol has been invoked as deputies were on the scene when the shooting occurred, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Investigators said their dispatch center received a call regarding a welfare check of an individual living in the 2800 block of Jones Road in unincorporated Walnut Creek at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday.
The caller stated that a friend wanted to shoot himself. Deputies responded to the location and contacted the person through a closed door. They later were able to enter the room but found the person in question had locked himself in a bathroom. Deputies again made verbal contact, according to the spokesman.
A short while later, deputies heard a gunshot from the bathroom. Deputies entered to find the man in question suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies provided first-aid until the fire department arrived. The man, a 22-year-old from Elk Grove, was transported to a local hospital. He is not being identified.
The Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division would like to hear from anyone with any information this incident. Detectives can be reached at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
You couldn’t pay me enough to become a police officer. What a tough tough job.