ANTIOCH -- A police officer shot and wounded a man after trying to arrest him in the garage of an Antioch home Monday, authorities said.
At 8:34 a.m., Antioch police received a report of a rifle that had been found in the 4100 block of Folsom Drive, Capt. Leonard Orman said. Once the officer arrived, he spotted a man who fled into a nearby garage.
Moments later, while again trying to detain the man, the officer shot him several times, Orman said. Police identified the man shot as 34-year-old Antioch resident Timothy Sean Randolph, who they said has an extensive criminal record.
On Monday evening, crime technicians, detectives and officers remained at the home, as anxious residents looked on in disbelief.
"This is a really quiet neighborhood," said Yelena Mitchell, who lives three homes away from where the shooting occurred. "That's why we moved here."
At least two neighbors said that the man shot had committed several crimes in the past days, including robbing a local convenience store, information that could not be immediately verified.
One resident, who would only identify herself as Tammy, wondered about what she described as a slow response to transport Randolph after the shooting.
"What I want to know is why he was laying there on the driveway bleeding for 45 minutes before an ambulance was called. It doesn't seem right."
Police denied that it took that long for Randolph to receive medical attention and would confirm only that he was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.
The Antioch Police Department did not release the name of the officer involved in the shooting but said he is a veteran with the department. The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, the county's crime lab and Antioch police are investigating the shooting.