A north Vallejo home was the scene of chaos and violence early Sunday morning, as fire crews scrambled to extinguish a blaze there following a fatal officer-involved shooting.
According to Vallejo Police, at around 1:28 a.m., officers received multiple reports that two men in an argument on the 2500 Block of Alameda Dr were breaking car windows and attempting to burn their house down.
"They started damaging each other's property and throwing bricks through their car windows," said neighbor Steven Weldon.
Responding officers arrived at the residence to witness a naked man run inside the house. Several cars outside the house had broken windows.
Police followed the naked man inside the home and while they were questioning him, another naked man came into the room with a rifle in his hands, police said.
Vallejo Police report that the armed man placed the barrel of his weapon “directly against an officer’s stomach,” which prompted another officer to shoot him.
As the officers took the two men into custody, they realized the house was on fire and took them outside.
“The whole back of the house became quickly engulfed,” said neighbor Matthew Duffy.
Firefighters were called to the residence around 2 a.m. and had extinguished the fire an hour later.
Other officers followed a blood trail to the backyard of the home where they found a recently slaughtered animal, police said.
The 29-year-old man who was shot by police was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo where he was later pronounced dead.
The other man taken into custody, a 28-year-old, was taken to a hospital for observation. He was not injured and was later booked into jail, police said.
Investigators said they believed the two men were under the influence of some kind of controlled substance and had shut power off to the home and set it on fire. The rifle, which was taken into custody, was loaded with a round in the chamber, according to police.
No officers reported injuries and those involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave, per department procedure.
This was the tenth officer-involved shooting in Vallejo this year.
Anyone with information about the case was encouraged to call Vallejo police at (800) 488-9383.
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