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Wanted Felon Killed In Antioch Officer-Involved Shooting

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – A wanted felon died overnight after being mortally wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Antioch, authorities said.

Antioch police said 40-year-old Lloyd Joseph Harris Jr. died Thursday evening from wounds suffered in the shooting.

Officers recognized Harris near a 76 gas station in 4600 block of Golf Course Road around 5 p.m. and knew that he had a federal warrant for his arrest, which listed him as "armed and dangerous."

He was also wanted in connection with a recent felony assault that happened in another Bay Area law enforcement jurisdiction and a person of interest from a previous Antioch homicide case.

Harris was contacted by several officers in an effort to take him into custody, but he did not comply with the officers' commands.

During the confrontation, one Antioch officer discharged his duty weapon striking Harris. Lifesaving measures were immediately taken and Harris was transported to a local area hospital.

While at the hospital, Harris succumbed to his injuries. No officers involved were injured during this incident.

According to police, the case is being jointly investigated along with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. Anyone with information should call Antioch police at 925-778-2441 or text-a-tip to 274637 using the key word ANTIOCH.


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