Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston announced that a Coroner’s Jury has reached a finding in the September 28, 2018 death of 41-year-old Marcus Lamont Bray of Oakley. The finding of the jury is that the death is a suicide.
The Coroner’s Jury reached a 12-0 verdict after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by the hearing officer, Matthew Guichard.
Bray shot himself during a traffic stop by a San Pablo police officer.
A Coroner’s Inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in all fatal incidents involving police officers, is a public hearing, during which a jury rules on the manner of a person’s death. Jury members can choose from the following four options when making their finding: accident, suicide, natural causes or at the hands of another person, other than by accident.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.