ANTIOCH -- A veteran Antioch police officer shot an armed man who ran from police on Monday, authorities said.
The man, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, ran off when police officers approached him and others in the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive at 4:16 p.m., Capt. Leonard Orman said.
An officer, who was not identified but who has been with the department for about 10 years, shot the man while trying to detain him, Orman said. The man was conscious and talking when taken by helicopter to a hospital with a non-life-threatening wound. No officers were injured.
Four other men were detained on Sycamore Drive, police said. As of 6 p.m., Sycamore Drive remained closed between Banyan and Dogwood ways.
Last month, police responded to three shootings in three days in the Sycamore Drive neighborhood, a densely population area of Antioch that has accounted for a sizable percentage of the city's violent crime.
Staff writer Paul Burgarino contributed to this report. David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.