Officer shoots man armed with bat in Stockton, police investigate

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Man armed with a bat shot by police in Stockton

The Stockton Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Saturday.

Police responded to the area of Castle Oaks Drive and Marlboro Court after they received a report of a man with a bat trying to get inside a woman’s home. 

The man was acting erratically and did not comply with officers demands to put the bat down, according to authorities. Instead, the man advanced towards the officers swinging. 

That is when the officer shot at the man.

“A baseball bat, as we do know, and we’ve seen in the past can be used as a deadly weapon so our officer feared for his safety,” Officer Joe Silva said. 

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

The officers involved are expected to be ok. 

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