This morning (Wednesday, May 2) at approximately 1 AM, the Oakley Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit of a subject who failed to stop for a traffic violation. The suspect vehicle left the City of Oakley heading towards Bethel Island. While on Gateway Boulevard in Bethel Island, the suspect fired multiple rounds from a high powered assault weapon at two Oakley Police units as well as a Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff vehicle that was responding to the area to assist. The suspect then evaded police. Later the suspect vehicle was located within the Bethel Island Golf Course property on Gateway Boulevard near the location of where the shots were fired.
Deputies determined that the suspect was still in the vehicle. Numerous attempts were made to communicate with the suspect. He was unresponsive.
The Office of the Sheriff SWAT Team responded to the scene and tried to make contact with the suspect. SWAT Team members later approached the vehicle and determined the suspect was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No Deputies or Officers were injured during the incident. Two police vehicles were struck by gunfire. It is unknown why the suspect shot at the Officers and Deputies.
The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Bryan Akers-Davis. His residence is unknown at this time but he has ties to East County.
Following the Officer Involved Fatal Incident Protocol, this incident is being jointly investigated by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Sheriff. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call the Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600.