A Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a suspect in what may have been an attempted home invasion or robbery in Alameda this morning according to Alameda Police Lieutenant Jill Ottavio who spoke with Bay City News.
The home invasion on the 2000 block of Buena Vista Avenue was reported at 10:44 a.m., when shots were fired. Neighborhood residents were asked to shelter in place in case there were more suspects, and according to Ottaviano, there still may be a second or third suspect in the case, but none was located near the scene.
Alameda Police say off-duty Bay Area police officer shot man trying to break into home. Man's @ hospital w/life threatening injuries pic.twitter.com/7PjKuJnpyz— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) February 1, 2017
The deputy was not injured, and the suspect the deputy shot was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He did not recover.
The East Bay Times reports that a K-9 from San Leandro and an armored vehicle were brought in by Alameda Police to the scene of the shooting during the search, to help look for additional suspects. The sheriff's deputy was in a single-family residence when he shot the suspected intruder, and the incident is under investigation.