Five rifles

Police Release Video of Fatal Shooting at Richmond Home With 53 Firearms, Live Grenade

Five rifles

These rifles were among 53 firearms and other weaponry discovered in the Point Richmond home of a man shot and killed by police. (Richmond Police Department via Bay City News)

By Tony Hicks
Bay City News

Richmond police have released video of officers shooting and killing a man in Point Richmond while serving a search warrant last month.

They also found 53 firearms inside, including 23 pistols, eight revolvers, 20 rifles and two shotguns.

There was also a live hand grenade, a large quantity of ammunition, and materials to manufacture illegal firearms, police said.
Video released by Richmond police last week shows officers shooting and killing Kevin McDonald, 63, of Richmond on June 28.

McDonald was shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at police while they searched the home in the 1200 block of Sanderling Island.

Police were initially investigating 63-year-old Jose Martinez, who also lived at the residence and was arrested earlier that day, accused of brandishing and firing a weapon the previous weekend in Point Richmond.

Martinez allegedly had a firearm in his vehicle when police pulled him over at 4:09 a.m. June 28 on Interstate 580, near Regatta Boulevard.

Police said Martinez admitted to possessing firearms in his bedroom and told police he lived at the home on Sanderling Island.

Police said Martinez had prior felony arrests that would prohibit him from possessing firearms.

Officers arrived at the home with a search warrant to retrieve Martinez’s weapons at 9:08 a.m. on June 28.

Bodycam video released by Richmond police shows officers knocking on the front door and making numerous announcements identifying themselves, while demanding entry. They eventually entered using a key provided by Martinez.

The video shows officers searching the house and repeatedly called McDonald by name, asking him to come downstairs. They announced themselves as police before opening McDonald’s bedroom door.

An officer yells “gun” and shots are fired. Part of McDonald’s body and at least one gun is visible in the video. Police said

McDonald raised an AR-15-style pistol before police fired.

McDonald was pronounced dead by responding medical personnel.

Like Martinez, McDonald had a prior felony conviction prohibiting him from having firearms.

Martinez is accused of brandishing a firearm at pedestrians at 8:47 p.m. June 18 in the 900 block of West Cutting Boulevard.

He’s also accused of brandishing a firearm at pedestrians, and firing the weapon, at 1:32 a.m. June 26 in the 100 block of Washington Avenue.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed nine felony charges against Martinez June 30, including assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a firearm, and illegally possessing a firearm.

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