|Christopher Boone Lacy|
In a press conference detailing the events of the incident, Lee said that last night detectives went to the suspect's home to serve a search warrant. Six computer hard drives and other data storage equipment were taken from the suspect's home to help determine a possible motive. Lacy's parents were contacted by authorities in Oregon where they live, and they are cooperating with the investigation, he said.
Detectives are still trying to develop a profile on the suspect, all that is known is that there is a prior arrest on record for a DUI in Marin County in 2006, Lee said.
"Investigators searched the Jeep Wrangler that Lacy was driving and found a loaded Glock semi-automatic handgun in addition to two loaded magazines. A knife was also found in vehicle. The cause of death for Lacy is listed as a gunshot wound to head," said Lee.
The following account of the incident was released Wednesday by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department:
"On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at approximately 8:20 AM, Officer Kenyon Youngstrom and another CHP officer, his beat partner, responded to a report of a traffic accident near Rudgear Road and Highway 680. That officer is not being identified.
Officer Youngstrom was unable to locate the accident and cleared the detail. Officer Youngstrom agreed to meet his partner on southbound 680 to handle a dead deer on the side of the roadway.
As he was on the way to the location, the beat partner notified Officer Youngstrom that he was going to conduct a traffic stop on a green Jeep Wrangler for an obstructed license plate.
Officer Youngstrom had already pulled to the side of the roadway by the dead deer and stepped from his vehicle to direct the jeep to the side of the road. At that time, his beat partner initiated a traffic enforcement stop on the jeep.