Oakley Police Respond to Shots Fired Call, 70-Year-Old Man Detained

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At 9:10 pm Sunday, Oakley Police responded to a report of several shots fired in the area of Second Street and Ruby in the City of Oakley.

When police arrived on scene, they located a 70-year-old man in the middle of E. Ruby Street holding a firearm. He complied with officers commands and was detained while police investigated.

According to Oakley Police, numerous gunshots were reported by neighbors both inside the home and outside and they have located several shell casings. Police located two firearms, one inside and one outside.

Police detained the man without incident who told police that he had four people who had broken into his house and that is why he was shooting.

East Bay Regional Park District Police K-9 unit lends Oakley PD an assist.

“He believed there was a home invasion type robbery. He believed he hit all four and one was armed with a pistol and one was armed with a couple screwdrivers,” said Sgt. Solomon. “His story did not quite pan out. In the back he said they broke in the back door and when we checked the exterior of the house and looking for victims, we didn’t see any damage to the house.”

Police inspected the house and did not see any noticeable suspects or victims, however, they requested a K-9 unit from East Bay Regional Park District Police (the closest available k9 unit) to clear the house.

Nobody was located in the house said Sgt. Soleman. Police detained a 70-year-old Oakley man who was being evaluated for a 5150 (psychiatric evaluation).

Oakley Police, Contra Costa County Sheriff, East Bay Regional Park District Police, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and AMR all responded to the call.

No further details were released.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. someone needs to puts gramps in a retirement home, the cops should have at least done someone thing good and given the man a good beating. stupid thug

  2. So this is why 20 cops and fire were in the area last night. No one would share anything. Wish Oakley would be more transparent instead of try and sweep everything under the rug as if nothing ever happens and instead claims we are one of the safest cities in the state. Its crap, lots of crime and lots of shots fired! We are going to wake up one day and realize the city is not what it claims it is.

  3. Paul, what’s not transparent and timely about releasing the story less than 2 hours later? Eastcountytoday gave a brief report last night, now this full story this morning, do you expect the cops to knock on your door and tell you ASAP, they have better things to do, and also a procedure on how to release info to the public through their PIO.

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