DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. - The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that deputies were "handling a domestic situation when a subject with a weapon came at them forcing deputies to discharge their firearms," which resulted in the person's death.
The department announced the Discovery Bay shooting on its Twitter page just before 11 p.m. There were few details available, other than a photograph of a gun that the office posted. The sheriff's spokesman wrote that the person pointed the weapon at deputies before they fired.
A photographer at the scene said the shooting occurred at 8060 Westport Circle.
It is not clear how many deputies were involved or if there was an exchange of gunfire. It is not known if anyone else was injured in the shooting. It is not clear when this happened. Oakley police are also involved, but the details were not made clear.
Patrick Gormely, who lives nearby said he heard police yelling "Put your gun down! Put your gun down!"
Then he heard between five and nine shots.
More deputies arrived, he said, and all the neighbors ran outside to see what had transpired.