A 49-year old man wanted on allegations of child molestation was shot and killed by Contra Costa County (CA) deputies on Friday morning after he raised a handgun toward the officers.
Deputies had responded to the man's home in Byron, CA in an attempt to serve a $1.15 million arrest warrant related to 12 counts of child molestation. When deputies arrived, the suspect armed himself with a gun and barricaded himself inside the home.
Additional family members were evacuated and an hours-long standoff ensued. SWAT officers eventually responded to the scene and after multiple attempts at getting the man to surrender failed, officers deployed a chemical irritant into the home.
The man then tried to flee out of a window, armed with a handgun. Officers commanded him to drop his weapon but he refused. When the suspect raised the gun toward officers they fired upon the suspect, killing him.
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