A man was shot and killed by police Tuesday morning in north Stockton after he allegedly pointed his weapon “at an uninvolved citizen” during a standoff with authorities.
Stockton Police say the department has opened a “Multi-Agency Critical Incident Investigation,” describing the shooting as “officer-involved” in a social media post Tuesday.
The shooting occurred during a standoff between police and “a suspect,” described by officials only as “an adult male,” in the 3400 block of West Hammer Lane.
“Officers attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police officials said. “No officers or citizens were injured.”
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates that “a citizen” called the department sometime Tuesday morning reporting that they had been threatened by someone with a handgun. Shortly after, a man identified by police as “the suspect” called the department and said “he was armed with a firearm.”
Officers dispatched to the scene saw the armed man and “began negotiations with him,” police said.
“The man later pointed his firearm at an uninvolved citizen,” police said. “Five Stockton Police Officers fired their weapons striking the man.”
Stockton Police say the investigation is ongoing and the department will be working in conjunction with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, California Department of Justice and County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information about what happened is being asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377.