Deputies fatally shoot California man armed with bat

A 60-year-old man was fatally shot by two officers outside his home in San Lorenzo Monday night after deputies said he attacked them with a bat

February 19, 2014 1:55:51 AM PST
A 60-year-old man was fatally shot by two officers in California on Monday after deputies said he attacked them with a bat. ABC7 San Francisco reports that paramedics were trying to help a man into an ambulance when he became combative and went back into his San Lorenzo home.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the scene. He reportedly struck one of the deputies, causing the officer's rifle to disable and hit him in the arm as he tried to block the bat, ABC7 reports. According to reports, the officer then pulled out a handgun and fired, along with another deputy.

A relative identified the victim as 60-year-old David Goins. The family claims the deputies did not have to kill him.

Deputies have been called out to the home 19 times since 2011 for a variety of calls, including domestic violence and intoxication. The man's wife was home when the shooting happened.

Get more on this story from our sister station, KGO-TV.


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