Home Crime Homeowner Shot During Catalytic Converter Theft in Castro Valley

Homeowner Shot During Catalytic Converter Theft in Castro Valley

Alameda County Sheriff

by ECT

Castro Valley, CA – On October 12 at about 3:50 am, Alameda County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of shots fired on the 4500 block of Sargent Avenue in Castro Valley. Upon arrival, a victim was located with two gun shot wounds to his leg.

The 4 suspects were attempting to steal the victims catalytic converter and shot the victim when confronted. The suspects fled in a silver 4-door sedan. Deputies on scene applied a tourniquet to the victims leg and he was transported to the hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

As the suspects fled the area, a patrol unit located a vehicle matching the description on I-580 at 150th Avenue toward Oakland. The Deputy trailed the vehicle onto EB Hwy 24 where he was eventually joined by CHP. A stop was attempted, but a pursuit ensued when the driver failed to yield. The pursuit terminated at the 680 split when law enforcement could not determine which way the vehicle went.

CHP later advised a solo vehicle accident occurred in Walnut Creek at the intersection of Treat and Buskirk, where four suspects ran from the vehicle.

The suspects were not located at this time. Deputies took possession of the suspect vehicle and found the trunk to be filled with cut catalytic converters.

The vehicle was towed as evidence.

Investigation is ongoing.

Information released by Lt. Ray Kelly Public Information Officer

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