A domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by Pleasanton police after a lengthy standoff Thursday, mortally wounded by officers who opened fire when he was seen lunging at an officer with a knife.
Police have yet to identify the man, who had barricaded himself inside a ground floor unit of The Galloway apartments for several hours before police moved in, breaking a window and deploying diversionary flash-bang devices while attempting to get the man outside and into custody.
Officers were originally called to The Galloway just before noon, taking a call from a woman who said she was a victim of domestic violence.
“Two officers were involved in that (shooting) and are uninjured,” police Lt. Eric Silacci said. “We can confirm the suspect is deceased. We’re not releasing the officers’ names at this time. We are in the process of conducting our investigation. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is also on scene and conducting their investigation. We know the public wants to know more, which is why we’re moving quickly to gather facts.”