SUISUN CITY, Calif. (CBS13) – A suspect was killed after brandishing a weapon in a senior center and refusing to cooperate with authorities despite numerous requests, police said.
The Suisun City Police Department said the 55-year-old suspect walked into the Suisun City Senior Center at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with a gun and wearing camouflage clothing, cryptically telling employees he was “going on assignment.”
Employees asked if they could help him, but the man walked back outside.
Witnesses said the man had been to the center before but that he kept to himself and didn’t seem dangerous.
Officers surrounded the suspect outside the center and ordered him to drop the gun, according to Virginia Omega, who saw the incident unfold from her dental office window.
“The gun was pointed directly at the officers when I first saw it,” Virginia said. “Officers fired three warning shots and then he still wouldn’t put the gun down.”
Police opened fire and fatally wounded the suspect. It isn’t immediately clear how many shots were fired.
Investigators haven’t released the suspect’s identity pending notification of his family.