During domestic violence incident
By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston announces that a coroner’s jury today reached a finding in the August 26, 2022 death of 58-year-old Frank Anthony Correa of Oakley. The finding of the jury is that the manner of death is at the hands of another person, other than by accident.
During a domestic violence incident, Correa opened fire on Oakley Police resulting in officers returning fire and killing him. (See related article)
The coroner’s jury reached the verdict in the inquest after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by hearing officer Matt Guichard.
A coroner’s inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving law enforcement personnel, 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 and At the hands of another person, other than by accident.
Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.