A Pleasanton police officer shot and killed an armed man while responding to a family dispute report late Saturday morning, according to a department spokeswoman.
According to Lt. Maria Munayer, the situation began around 11:35 a.m. when police received a call about a family disturbance on Burgundy Drive, located off Touriga Drive just southeast of the Bernal-Vineyard avenues intersection.
When officers arrived and approached the front of the house, the garage door opened with an armed man inside, according to Munayer.
The man, whose identity has not been released, “advanced on the officers while pointing a firearm in their direction,” Munayer said.
A responding officer fired his weapon, hitting the man, who died at the scene, Munayer said. Names of officers involved are being withheld at this time.
No officers or witnesses were injured during the situation, she added.
Pleasanton police are working with the Alameda County Crime Lab on the investigation, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will conduct a separate investigation of the fatal officer-involved shooting, as is protocol, Munayer said.
No other details about the incident were released, with Munayer saying more information will be revealed when facts become available.
Saturday's incident marks Pleasanton's second fatal officer-involved shooting in less than two years.
San Jose resident John Deming Jr. was shot and killed by Officer Daniel Kunkel in the early-morning hours of July 5, 2015 during an altercation after the 19-year-old man reportedly tried to flee from police who were responding to a burglar alarm and found him acting erratically inside the Specialty Sales Classics car dealership on First Street.
The DA's Office cleared Kunkel of criminal charges, deeming the officer acted in lawful self-defense. Deming's family has sued the city and police department for wrongful death. The civil case is still pending.
Prior to that, Pleasanton police hadn't had an officer-involved shooting of any kind since 2005 -- the department's last fatal officer-involved shooting was 2000.