Concord Police Say Officers Shot Suspect Who Attacked Elderly Parents

KCBS Radio Morning News
December 02, 2019 - 12:43 pm
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A man suspected of attacking and seriously injuring his elderly parents was shot and killed by Concord police Sunday, officials said. 

Two officers fired at the 60-year-old suspect whom they say was seen "straddling his mother while holding a knife," according to spokesman Cpl. David Petty. 

The mother, 85, and the suspect's father, 90, have both been hospitalized with serious injuries from the attack inside their home on Oasis Drive, police said. 

The parents had "called reporting that their son was acting erratic and possibly under the influence of drugs and alcohol," Petty said. “They told our dispatchers that he was armed with a knife and a plastic gun.”

One neighbor told KPIX-5 the son has had issues in the past. “Psychological, drugs, alcohol, stuff like that,” said Steve Kramer. “We’ve been here a short time but he’s been out here in the yard before, had some issues.”

Kramer said his heart goes out to the family. “The father was walking out and after it happened he’d heard the gunshots and just turned around and that just broke my heart.”

The victim’s identities were not released yet either. Police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office are investigating as part of a standard review of an officer-involved shooting.