CASTRO VALLEY — A man shot at his home by police Friday after he pointed a replica rifle at an Alameda County sheriff's sergeant died from his injuries Sunday, police said.

Terrence Barry, 49, of Castro Valley, died at Eden Medical Center where he had been hospitalized in critical condition since the Friday evening shooting, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said Monday.

Barry was shot twice in the chest after he reportedly pointed the simulated weapon at the officer outside his home at the corner of Seven Hills and Lake Chabot roads in Castro Valley about 7:30 p.m. Initially police said Barry had been in a dispute with a neighbor and called sheriff's dispatch to say that if police arrived "there is going to be a shootout."

But a preliminary investigation revealed Barry did not get into an argument with his neighbor, Nelson said. Instead, he had been arguing with a family member inside his home and then walked outside his home with the replica rifle in hand.

A neighbor saw him with what appeared to be a real gun, and dialed 911, Nelson said.

As sheriff's deputies in patrol cars and in the agency's armored vehicle drove down Seven Hills Road, they spotted Barry -- armed with what appeared to be a rifle -- outside near the side of his house, Nelson said.

A sergeant looking through a porthole inside the armored vehicle radioed that the man had a weapon, Nelson said.


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For several minutes the man moved from one spot to another on his sloping driveway, using bushes as cover until he raised the rifle and pointed it at the armored vehicle, Nelson said.

The sergeant, whose name was not released, shot him twice in the chest and the man dropped to the ground, Nelson said. He was taken to Eden Medical Center in critical condition and died late Sunday afternoon, Nelson said.

Per department policy, the sergeant who shot Barry was placed on administrative leave.

Nelson said the Alameda County District Attorney's Office is handling the investigation.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.