At 11:00 am Friday, the Pittsburg Police Department responded to a family disturbance at a home on School Street near Vincent St in the City of Pittsburg where a male walked outside armed with two handguns and began firing them into the air.
Police responded and quickly located the individual who went inside and was reportedly under the influence. Police utilized drone technology to observe the scene overhead. The Pittsburg SWAT team responded and mobilized to take the suspect into custody.
The subject began walking away before police took him to the ground and into custody without incident around 4:00 pm.
Pittsburg Police are expected to release additional information later Friday evening.
UPDATE Via Pittsburg Police
Just before 11:00 this morning, Pittsburg officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of School Street in regards to a man armed with a gun. Prior to officers arriving on scene, dispatch advised that the man had two handguns and had fired several rounds.
When they arrived, they contacted family members who said there was an argument and when they approached the man’s home he came out armed with two handguns. There was a brief struggle for the handguns before he fired several rounds towards a victim. Fortunately, no was one was shot. Everyone involved left the area of the home. The victim called 911. The suspect was seen driving away in his car.
Within minutes, officers located the man’s car parked back in front of his residence on School Street. Officers learned of his identity and called his cell phone. He refused to exit the home and denied being involved in the incident. For the next several hours, officers continued to attempt to speak with the man and have him come out peacefully. Detectives with the Investigations Division authored a Search and Arrest Warrant for the man and the residence. Shortly after 4:00 P.M., the Pittsburg Police Department Tactical Team responded to the scene to serve the warrant. But, within moments of the tactical team’s arrival, the man exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident.