Livermore, California police shoot and kill armed suspect whose home lit up in flames


 – Livermore police shot and killed a an armed man who they say was acting bizarrely and whose home lit up into flames while he was barricaded inside.

The officer-involved shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. in  a mobile home park in the 1300 block of Via Desta, according to Lt. John Hurd.

Police say that he challenged his neighbors to a fight. When officers arrived after the first 911 call, he retreated inside, made suicidal statements and fired his gun several times. 

A crisis team was brought in to calm him down, but two hours after the first 911 call a fire started in his home. He came out holding a shotgun, police said, prompting officers to shoot him.

A neighbor heard multiple shots fired. Police said several shots were fired inside the house. Fire crews were able to put the flames out.

When officers shot the man, he hit the ground and first aid was performed. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the suspect and the officers involved are not being released at this time.

Livermore police and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office are investigating this case.

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