Pinole police say homicide related to family dispute

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A fatal shooting in Pinole Thursday started as a dispute between family members, police said.

Jeramy Dorsey, 25, of Oakland, allegedly shot a member of his family, whose identity was not immediately known, at a residence in the 1100 block of Encina Avenue, police said.

Dorsey was subsequently shot by a police officer who responded to the scene. Police say body-worn camera footage shows that Dorsey fired one shot at the officer prior to being shot by the officer.

The incident unfolded at about 1:10 p.m., when police were dispatched to the home on a report of a disturbance. While responding, officers  learned from the reporting party that a person had been shot and that the suspect had fled on foot. The victim died at the scene.

Officers arrived and established a perimeter. In a statement, here’s how police describe the encounter between Dorsey and the officer during which gunfire was exchanged: “The officer pursued the suspect on foot while giving commands to drop his weapon, took cover, continued to give several commands for the suspect to drop his weapon before returning fire and striking the suspect.” The police officer was not shot in the exchange.

Dorsey is currently at the hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

“The Contra Costa County Officer Involved Shooting protocol was initiated and the incident is being investigated jointly by the Pinole Police Department, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Contra Costa DA’s office,” police said.