Update, Dec. 28, 5 p.m.: The owner of Ace Tattoo said that the woman who was beaten in an attack that led to an officer involved shooting Thursday night worked at the gas station where the incident occured.
Dave Rogerson, who owns Ace Tattoo next to the Chevron, said that he saw the woman frequently and that she was a fixture of the neighborhood. He also believes that the man police shot was her boyfriend.
Update, Dec. 28, 3:45 p.m.: The woman who was being pistol-whipped Thursday night went to the hospital with injuries sustained in the attack but was later released, according to Lt. Paul Keith of the El Cerrito Police Department. Keith also said that the man El Cerrito police officers shot during the incident remained in critical condition Friday afternoon.
Keith said that the shooting will be investigated by a joint task force of the El Cerrito Police Department and the Contra Costa County District Attorney. The department will also be releasing a more detailed account of the shooting following more investigation.
-By Bay City News Service
A man who allegedly pistol-whipped a woman in El Cerrito Thursday night is in critical condition after being shot by police officers.
Officers were called to a report of a man and woman involved in an argument around 6:40 p.m., according to police. Police said that as officers responded to the scene, they received new reports of the man beating the woman behind the Chevron gas station at San Pablo and Potrero avenues.
Officers arriving on the scene saw a man pistol-whipping a woman. Two officers fired at the man, hitting him. He was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition early this morning, police said.
Police said the officers involved in the shooting have eight years of combined law enforcement experience. No further information was immediately available.
Early Thursday morning, police officers in Walnut Creek after responding to a domestic violence call.
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