CONCORD -- A man who told police he was armed and suicidal was hospitalized after being shot by police Monday in a driveway outside a home in a normally quiet Concord neighborhood.
Residents were briefly ordered to shelter in place during the incident.
A resident on the 2200 block of Blackfield Drive called police about 8:10 a.m. reporting that a man they were looking for had returned to the neighborhood and was in the resident's front yard, Lt. Andrew Gartner said.
The man, a Concord resident who is about 40 years old, had been at the home the day before claiming to be suicidal and armed with a gun, Gartner said. It was not immediately known if the man knew the resident.
Officers responded minutes later and began talking to the hysterical man, who also told them he was armed and suicidal, Gartner said. The officers fired at least one shot after he refused to cooperate.
Neighbor Teresa Ziebur was opening the blinds to her front window when she heard what sounded like three "pops." She went outside and was approached by a visibly shaken and sobbing woman.
The woman said, "That was my son, that was my son. He's got a gun," Ziebur said.
Ziebur, who did not recognize the woman and does not know the neighbors living in home, said she turned around and told her daughter and father to go inside.
The man was shot at least once in an unknown location, Gartner said. It was not immediately known what measures were taken
The man fled into a home after being shot, Gartner said. A SWAT team was called to the home, and about 9:30 a.m., the man surrendered himself to authorities.
The shelter-in-place order for the neighborhood was lifted about 9:50 a.m., police said.
The man was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.
Officers from Concord Police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident, said Lt. Steve Dyer.
Authorities on Monday night released few additional details about the shooting, including how many times the man was shot, who shot him and if any officers were placed on administrative leave pending the result of the investigation.
Staff writers David DeBolt and Natalie Alund contributed to this report. Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.