CONCORD -- A Concord man shot during a confrontation with police Monday was a felon in possession of a firearm who was shot only after "less lethal force" was attempted, police said Tuesday.

Police said 40-year-old Jason Michael Kearny will be OK after he was shot in the driveway of his home in the 2200 block of Blackfield Drive. Kearny told police he was armed and suicidal when they showed up at 8:09 a.m., Concord police Lt. Steve Dyer said in a statement.

Police said the man was armed with a pistol and was a threat to officers, other residents and a family member inside the home. Residents were ordered to shelter in place briefly during the incident.

Kearny, who was treated at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm after police found a handgun in a large fish tank in the home. He also is expected to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing or resisting an officer by force or violence, Dyer said.

Dyer said police tried to use "less lethal force" to subdue the man, but were unsuccessful. Police did not provide specifics on the methods they used and did not respond to inquiries about the incident Tuesday.

Kearny was hysterical and uncooperative during the incident, police said. Kearny was shot in his "upper extremities," police said, after which Kearny tried to re-enter his home.


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A SWAT team was called to the scene, and the man eventually surrendered to police around 9:30 a.m. The shelter-in-place order was lifted at 9:50 a.m., police said.

No officers were hurt during the incident, Dyer said. The officer involved in the shooting is a 12-year veteran who, following standard procedure, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Rick Hurd covers public safety. Contact him at 925-945-4780 and rhurd@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.