Wednesday, 28 February 2024

UPDATE: Officials release details on Wednesday's officer-involved shooting

CLEARLAKE – The Clearlake Police Department issued a report Thursday morning that offered details about an officer-involved shooting the previous day.

The incident currently is under investigation by the Lake County District Attorney's Office, which was called in to head up the case, as Lake County News has reported.

Clearlake Police Chief Allan McClain said Thursday that 26-year-old Sean Pryor was shot after confronting officers with weapons. Pryor is at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Based on policy and standard procedure, the officer who shot Pryor is on paid administrative leave and his name will not be released, McClain said in his report.

McClain said that at 10 a.m. Wednesday officers responded to an address in the 16000 block of 33rd Avenue on a report of an adult male inside the residence destroying property who had threatened to kill the other occupants.

When officers arrived they could hear someone breaking items inside the residence, McClain said.

Officers attempted to talk with Pryor, who McClain said was very agitated, uncooperative and refused to come to the door.

McClain said his officers obtained a key to the residence from family members and entered the residence through the front door.

As the officers entered the house Pryor confronted them, allegedly holding a large knife or machete in one hand, according to McClain.

McClain said Pryor had poured a flammable liquid onto the linoleum floor entry way. The first officer through the door slipped on the wet floor and fell to the ground, and when the officer went down Pryor attempted to light the flammable liquid but the liquid failed to ignite.

Pryor continued to move toward the officers and as Pryor stood over the officer on the ground the officer fired his weapon, McClain.

The officers on scene called for an ambulance and administered first aid to Pryor who was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The District Attorney’s Office is investigating this incident and any further comments regarding this investigation will come from their office, McClain said.

McClain urged anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Lake County District Attorney Investigator John Flynn at 707-263-2722.

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