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Police Identify Suspect in Shooting

Police say 28-year-old Ryan Cox had been punching holes in the walls of his home when his father called police for help and that Cox met police carrying a 10 inch knife.

Information from the Dublin Police Services:

Dublin Police Services received a call from Blaine Cox on Friday, January 25, 2013, at 9:22 am stating that his son Ryan Cox, 28, was creating a disturbance at their home on Fredriksen Lane. Blaine said his son was punching holes in the wall and he would be waiting outside of the residence because he was afraid of his son.

Dublin Police Services arrived on scene and met with Blaine in front of the house. Officers were speaking with Blaine and a subject, later identified as Ryan Cox, exited the garage carrying a knife approximately ten inches in length. Ryan refused to listen to commands and continued towards the officer, who at that point feared that he would be attacked with the knife, and fired several rounds at Cox striking him in the upper torso and arm. Alameda County Fire Department and Paramedics Plus responded to the residence and provided emergency medical treatment to Ryan. Ryan was subsequently transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Dublin Police will be submitting their investigation to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office requesting that Ryan Cox be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 245(a)(1) of the California Penal Code.

Anyone with information in regard to the incident is asked to contact Sergeant Yesenia Sanchez at the Dublin Police Services at 925-833-6682

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Dave Enright January 31, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I wouldn't have used a Taser either. There's a suspect coming at you with a knife that when used against you could kill you and you are placing your life on a bet that the Taser will not only be applied correctly but also have an effect if so. If the Taser doesn't work you are looking at serious bodily injury or death. No, if I was the Deputy I'm taking a gun to a knife fight.
Dave Enright January 31, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Proof positive there is more than one idiot on this board. Thanks "James K". You have not one clue about what goes on in Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton or Livermore on a daily basis. They are all "small town" cities I guess but they all suffer from very real big city problems. If you think the issues from Oakland, Hayward and Stockton don't visit any of these cities on a regular basis you are are at minimum naive and at most ignorant. I won't judge which one.
Steve January 31, 2013 at 05:47 AM
I would just use my special Navy kung-fu grip and then some crazy summer saults to dazzle him down to the ground.Then I would wrap him up with my special super Navy hemp rope and make him breathe the rope fumes and then he would just get the munchies and order a pizza! HA! another wacko subdued by Super Navy kung-fu hemp rope man!!! HA!.
Lisa L February 16, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The police need more training!!!. the police should never rush at a mentally ill person. Especially when this person is known to them. Is also known to them to have treatened his own life with a knife before. Do the police rush someone ready to jump off a bridge?.. NO. They keep a safe distance and try to defuse the situation not escalate it. PS.. The police officer did not shoot to wound. Ryan is lucky to be alive and will have a second chance to stay on his medication. Please remember Ryan is a real person with friends and family who love him. I hope you will follow the real facts as they come out.
libertus_rebelium February 16, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Maybe you would like to teach this class of "One solution fits all Situations" Lisa. What they did was within their rights to preserve public safety and their own. Nothing else to see here.

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