A man was shot and injured by Richmond police near the Nevin Community Center in the Iron Triangle neighborhood on Wednesday night, police said.
The incident unfolded about 7:53 p.m., when officers were called to the 4th Street Market at 301 4th St. about a man armed with a gun who appeared to be intoxicated, according to Richmond police spokesperson Lt. Matthew Stonebraker.
“When the man walked out of the store he was seen on Richmond’s Closed-circuit Television camera (CCTV) pulling a gun from his waistband and appeared to load a bullet into the chamber of the gun,” Stonebraker said.
Both officers and detectives who were nearby on an unrelated matter responded to the scene. When the suspect noticed the officers, he turned and ran in the opposite direction, prompting a foot pursuit, Stonebraker said.
“During the foot chase, officers heard one gunshot go off in the area of where the suspect was last scene,” Stonebraker said. “A nearby detective driving in the area located the suspect running towards him in the 500 block of Nevin Ave. The detective exited the vehicle and fired several shots at the suspect striking him multiple times. A firearm and a high capacity magazine were located on scene.”
The suspect was transported with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital. No one else was injured.
Further information about the incident wasn’t immediately available.
Per protocol in officer-involved shootings, an investigation is being conducted by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.