Police officers shoot and wound a man in Danville

Authorities responded to a police shooting in Danville Thursday afternoon. 

The shooting happened just after noon at Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon between Brookside Drive and San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

The condition of the man who was shot is unknown. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. 

Officials said officers were responding to reports of a man throwing rocks at cars along Interstate 680. 

"The officer approached the subject who was standing in the street. As the officer tried to talk to him, the subject pulled out a folding knife and then opened it," a news release from the Town of Danville read. 

Police said the man advanced toward the officer after he was told to drop the knife several times. The officer then discharged his weapon striking the subject once.

From above, SkyFOX could see multiple police cars and a police perimeter several blocks in size. Police at the scene were focused on blood splatters at the middle of the intersection.


Officers asked community members to avoid the area as the investigation continues. Law enforcement from throughout Contra Costa County responded to the shooting. Danville police are part of the sheriff's office. 

Officers have responded to several reports of objects being thrown at cars in Contra Costa County over the past year. A nurse suffered an eye injury after a rock the size of a grapefruit crashed throu her windshield in Concord two days before Christmas. 

In April, a 63-year-old grandmother from Antioch was killed when someone threw a brick through her car. 

Police said Sycamore Vallley Road reopened at around 3:30 p.m.

The Contra Costa Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices are investigating this shooting.