New Antioch, California Police Officer Involved in Shooting of Homicide Suspect

New Antioch, California Police Officer Involved in Shooting of Homicide Suspect

A new Antioch police officer, Kyle Armstrong, who had been sworn in just four days earlier, was among the four officers involved in the shooting of a homicide suspect earlier this month. The incident took place in Antioch, California. The other officers who discharged their firearms were identified as Thomas Borg, Dustin Dibble, and Shawn Marques. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Daniel Mackin, was wanted on a Ramey murder warrant.

According to the Antioch Police Department, the incident began when a community service officer spotted two vehicles suspected of being involved in a burglary, with one of them determined to be stolen. Officers Dibble and Marques were the first to arrive at the scene and discovered Mackin asleep in one of the vehicles, a van, with a gun nearby. Additional officers were called for assistance, and as they arrived, Mackin woke up.

Police stated that Mackin did not comply with their orders and attempted to flee the carport in the van, which became disabled. Mackin then exited the vehicle with a gun in his hand and ran in the direction of the officers. All four officers fired their weapons when Mackin turned and pointed the gun at them.

Mackin sustained multiple gunshot injuries but survived. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of homicide, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, being a felon in possession of a gun, receiving a stolen vehicle, and resisting arrest. The specific homicide case with which Mackin is connected has not been disclosed by the police or county prosecutors.

The four officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, as per department policy. It is unclear whether they have returned to work since the incident. Antioch is already dealing with a large-scale investigation into racist, homophobic, and sexist text messages among its police force, as well as recent indictments issued against current and former employees of both the Antioch and Pittsburg police departments.

Author: CrimeDoor

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