VIDEO: Police stand-off with Walnut Creek murder suspect continues in Martinez

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — A stand-off between police and a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in Walnut Creek began Thursday evening, and is still going on Friday afternoon.

Police surrounded the suspect’s car Thursday in Martinez after the alleged shooting took place near the Lindsay Wildlife Museum on the 1900 block of First St. near Buena Vista Ave.

KRON4’s Averi Harper is at the scene on Howe and Old Orchard roads.

She is within viewing distance of the suspect, who remains in his car.

She says a machine delivered the suspect a phone. That is how police have been communicating with him throughout the stand-off.

Averi reports that at point a shot was fired, but it is unclear if it came from the suspect or from police.

Averi is reporting from the Pine St. exit off Highway 4.

She says drivers should be aware of the situation taking place, and that there are many street closures surrounding the area Friday morning.

John Muir Elementary School is located near the area of the stand off. Superintendent CJ Cammack has closed the school until further notice.

“I do not want to mobilize our staff and students to area that remains on lock-down,” Cammack said. “Should there be a resolution to the situation within the early morning, I will be in contact with an update as soon as possible.”

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