Police shoot, kill California man after he attacks parents

Police shoot, kill California man after he attacks parents
In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, police officers investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Concord, Calif. Police in Northern California say Concord police officers shot and killed a 60-year-old man after he allegedly attacked his elderly parents. KPIX-TV reports the shooting Sunday in Concord happened after an older couple, aged 85 and 90, called police and said their son was acting "erratically" and was possible under the influence of drugs and alcohol. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say officers shot and killed a 60-year-old man after he attacked his elderly parents.

San Francisco news station KPIX-TV reports t hat the couple, ages 85 and 90, called Concord police Sunday to say their son was acting “erratically” and was possibly under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Police Cpl. David Petty says they told dispatchers their son was armed with a knife and a plastic gun.

As officers approached the man, he went back into his parents’ home. Police then saw the father walk outside with serious injuries.

Petty says officers went inside the home and found the attacker “straddling” his mother while holding a knife and fired their weapons at him.

The parents were brought to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

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