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Police claim bean bag rounds deployed prior to fatally shooting suspect

A 23-year-old man fatally shot by police on Sunday in Walnut Creek has been identified as Miles Hall, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.

The incident was first reported at 4:41 p.m. at a residence on Sandra Court. A woman called police saying that Hall, her grandson, had threatened her, according to police.

Hall’s mother called police a short time later, saying he had also threatened her, had mental health issues, would be aggressive with officers, was in possession of a pointed metal pole and had already broken a sliding glass window.

A man on Sandra Court then contacted police at 4:53 p.m. saying the suspect was at his door with a red bandana over his head and face, and a crowbar in his hand.

Hall was found approaching a home on Arlene Lane and police said he refused to listen to commands to drop the crowbar and then charged at officers. Bean bag rounds were fired at Hall, but had little-to-no effect, which resulted in two officers firing their handguns at the suspect, according to police.

Hall, a resident of Walnut Creek, was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. Police said they anticipate releasing bodycam footage of the shooting at a later date.

The five officers who were on the scene will be placed on administrative leave as Walnut Creek police and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office investigate the officer-involved shooting. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at (925) 935-6400 or Detective Greg Leonard at (925) 256-3523.

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