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Police: Officer shoots knife-wielding man in Danville

Subject accused of throwing rocks onto freeway, advancing at officer with weapon

A Danville police officer shot and wounded a man at the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon on Thursday after he allegedly pulled a knife and began advancing toward the officer.

Police allege this man, whose face they covered with editing software, approached a Danville PD officer with a knife before the officer discharged their gun, hitting him once on March 11. (Photo courtesy Danville Police Department)

According to the Danville Police Department, officers received multiple calls around 11:45 a.m. from motorists that someone was throwing rocks onto Interstate 680 from the Sycamore Valley Road overpass.

A Danville officer arrived on the scene and attempted to approach the person in question, who allegedly responded by pulling out and opening a folding knife.

Police allege that the officer told the man to drop the knife "several times," but the man refused and began to advance toward the officer, who fired his weapon and struck the man once.

The subject, who was wounded, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. His condition was not known, as of Thursday night.

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The investigation is ongoing and any residents with additional information on the shooting are asked to contact the investigators through dispatch at 925-646-2441 or at 925-313-2600. For any tips, email [email protected] or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Danville police shot and wounded a man on Thursday, after he pulled a knife on an officer. (Photo courtesy Danville Police Department)

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Police: Officer shoots knife-wielding man in Danville

Subject accused of throwing rocks onto freeway, advancing at officer with weapon

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 2:44 pm
Updated: Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 6:28 pm

A Danville police officer shot and wounded a man at the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon on Thursday after he allegedly pulled a knife and began advancing toward the officer.

According to the Danville Police Department, officers received multiple calls around 11:45 a.m. from motorists that someone was throwing rocks onto Interstate 680 from the Sycamore Valley Road overpass.

A Danville officer arrived on the scene and attempted to approach the person in question, who allegedly responded by pulling out and opening a folding knife.

Police allege that the officer told the man to drop the knife "several times," but the man refused and began to advance toward the officer, who fired his weapon and struck the man once.

The subject, who was wounded, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. His condition was not known, as of Thursday night.

The investigation is ongoing and any residents with additional information on the shooting are asked to contact the investigators through dispatch at 925-646-2441 or at 925-313-2600. For any tips, email [email protected] or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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Lewis Glenn
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Danville
on Mar 12, 2021 at 11:15 am
Lewis Glenn, Danville
Registered user
on Mar 12, 2021 at 11:15 am

Looks like the police officer did the right thing. Danville police officers, under the leadership of chief Allen Shields, are very well trained and do an excellent job of protecting the community. I have had occasion to interact with the Danville force and, as a longtime Danville resident, I have complete confidence in their judgment and training.


D
Registered user
Danville
on Mar 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm
D, Danville
Registered user
on Mar 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm

I fully support our brave men and woman of the Danville PD, who risk their lives every single day at work to protect complete strangers from criminals like this guy who was throwing rocks at cars from the overpass, which could have killed or badly injured innocent drivers. I am so glad to live in a town in which most of the citizens support our law enforcement officers, and that is why Danville was ranked one of the safest towns in all of CA. When the public supports the police, and cooperates with them, together we make a safe environment for all law abiding citizens. I am sure the notorious ambulance chasing lawyer from Oakland will claim the police shot this guy "because he was a person of color", which is utterly ridiculous, and ignores the fact that the guy pulled a knife on the officer who was completely justified, legally and morally, in shooting him once, in self defense. Thank god there are people, in this environment, who will still put on a badge and risk their lives to protect others, and please know Danville PD that most of your residents fully support and thank you.


Artsyone
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Danville
on Mar 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm
Artsyone, Danville
Registered user
on Mar 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm

I agree with both comments above. Why don't they show the guy's face? Who is he? It looks like he was shopping at Lucky's


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