Frito Lay Truck Struck by Bullet During Drive-By Shooting in Concord

April 17, 2014 0:02 am · 68 comments

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Concord Police are investigating a drive-by shooting near the Shell gas station on Port Chicago & Olivera.

The crime occurred on Wednesday morning just before 9:30, according to the Concord Police.

Police say the occupants of two vehicles were involved in an argument in the area, and both vehicles were stopped at the intersection in the left turn lane of outbound Port Chicago Hwy. when a suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male with a red t-shirt, got out and threw a large brick through the back window of the victim vehicle.

Witnesses then heard 3 gunshots, as the vehicles drove off.

A Frito Lay truck that was parked in the gas station was struck by one bullet.

Nobody was injured at the scene.

Police made contact with the victim about 45 minutes later, and they say the victim claimed he knew nothing about the gunshots.

The suspect vehicle is described as a tan or dark colored large SUV, similar to a Chevy Surburban.

Anybody with information should call the Concord Police Department.

1 whatever April 17, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Someone has a bad chip on their shoulder… ha… ha ha…

2 snow bunz April 17, 2014 at 12:39 AM

@whatever… Tooooooooooo funny! I’ve seen a few good ones about this tonight. LOL. I suppose a proper response would be Glad no one was hurt! But dang Claycordians got jokes today!

3 oak grove posse April 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Concord come on all you had to do was don’t be stockton…

4 Shirley Wilson April 17, 2014 at 1:13 AM

As this began to come through the tunnel from Oakland and over Hwy. 4 from Pittsburg, Antioch I shouldn’t be too surprised that it is happening in Concord. But it makes me ill, I just want our town to be a safe haven for all of us.

5 The Realist April 17, 2014 at 1:46 AM

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

6 Anon April 17, 2014 at 2:30 AM

Can’t come down too hard on the Hispanics as you will look racist – so crime is out of control.Gangs have guns. Years ago on Monument a CPD Officer wrote a lot of tickets & towed cars – he was fired as he was seen as racist- he got his job back. MAPA & similiar groups have power. It will continue to be out of control. More of this will happen,

7 anon April 17, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Trash from Antioch

8 Disgusting April 17, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Pretty disgusting. We need to get these thugs off the streets. Once these thugs are put away, we need to keep them away.

9 James Carter April 17, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Bricks don’t kill people, people kill people. Who drives around withbricks in there car anyway? Great for the gas mileage.

10 Cowellian April 17, 2014 at 7:09 AM

I thought they had retired the Frito Bandito many years ago.

11 Chris April 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM

I am really getting tired of homeless tweakers and thug mexicans running this city.

12 Make all... April 17, 2014 at 7:21 AM

the jokes you want. This was blocks away from
home for us. We around here find nothing funny
about it. Glad it missed an innocent person.
And the ‘red’ shirt could be a hint.

13 KenInConcord April 17, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Scanner feeds said, according to the victim, this was gang related and started at Olympic high school. And the argument ended up with the reported confrontation at 7-11.

14 Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Why did it take forty-five minutes for the police to contact the Victim of the brick-throwing? Did he drive away from the scene of the crime?

15 @realist April 17, 2014 at 8:03 AM

You are pretty much right with one exception,
Banks are making record profits. The rich continue
to get richer. The gap is widening and desperation
is acted out with violence, this is an historical
fact.

16 jokster April 17, 2014 at 8:03 AM

What did the potato chip say to the battery?

I’m Frito lay if you are Ever Ready……

17 We're not the 1% April 17, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I guess if we didn’t have as many 7-11’s, the Frito Lay guy would have been safe. . . .

18 Kelley April 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Good one jokester, corny but funny. I was just thinking who hit up the Frito Bandito… :-)

19 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 17, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Anon #6 -you are correct. But be careful what you say as “people” like Champagne Kitty think things are all rosy and peachy keen in Concord. Gosh-a-rooney there are no “gang problems” and “gee whiz Concord is really safe and not bad” blah blah blah
The citizen need to get a grip and realize that is Antioch isn “Richmond East” then Concord is becoming “Richmond Central”. Give it another 3-5 years with Ostriches running the show and drive-by shooting will be a daily occurance.

20 ever notice April 17, 2014 at 8:34 AM

People who say “thugs” are the same people who say “ghetto” and probably the same people who drop the N word from time to time.

21 Just sayin April 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Close Olympic High and move thug school to Gun, oops Bay Point

22 Michelle April 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Homeless with nothing to do.

23 Beverly April 17, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Whatever– that was pretty good, It took the sting out of my sudden fear. That is the route I take every Wednesday. Yikes !

24 @15 April 17, 2014 at 8:44 AM

You can thank the marxist movement for the gap. Squeeze the middle class and divide us into two groups. The rich and the poor. No middle class. No upward mobility, equal pay for everyone which equates to everyone gets poor and screwed.

25 Geezer Butler April 17, 2014 at 8:51 AM

And Concord has no gang problem……

26 Ohhhbilly April 17, 2014 at 8:53 AM

@The realist– I think you’re a few years too late. The depression (recession*) is over. Real estate is booming again, and the economy is back to where it was before the recession. Lol.. Maybe you need to read the news more often.

27 KenInConcord April 17, 2014 at 9:16 AM

It took the Police 45 minutes to contact the victim, because he left the scene of the crime while being chased by the suspect. It wasn’t until the victim contacted the police from home that they knew who was involved.

Ken D.

28 Anonymous April 17, 2014 at 9:19 AM

We are not in trouble until the police department begins to fail in finding these guys. So far, CPD has earned a reputation for finding and arresting the person(s) responsible. BUT, if the police force begins to suffer from low wages, lack of benefits, small force, etc. and officers decide they no longer want to work in Concord, then we have a problem.

We, as citizens, need to do everything we can to be aware of crime so we can provide as much information to the police as possible. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND YOUR PHONE (with camera) CLOSE! Continue to warn the public when potential problems arise. Keep an eye on your neighbors home too. Install security cameras. The cost is worth it if it keeps your family safe. Thugs are going to think twice before entering your home when they see a security camera.

Want to keep Concord a safe place to live? Be proactive!

29 Take guns away from April 17, 2014 at 9:26 AM

law abiding citizens and then only the criminals will have guns. Look around to where weapons have been outlawed, such as Chicago and DC.

If politicians really want to ban all guns, why don’t they repeal the second amendment? Because they all know its not what the people want.

30 anon April 17, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Brick vs. gun ,are you kidding me.

31 @23 April 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Wow, blame the “Commies”, how Cold War
Era of you.
Our own Constitution is socialist at its core.
Power hungry megalomaniacs are the problem
and the rich that control them.

32 louisa April 17, 2014 at 9:37 AM

#27 Leader of the society of paranoia phenomenon.

33 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

This has nothing to do with the economy and everything to do with the trash that has moved into Concord…………Gangs are trash. They serve zero purpose in society. They are high on low mentality and they keep breeding. You know have generations of gang bangers. The sad thing is these pieces of trash breed more trash as they raise their spawn in the gang environment thus desensitizing their spawn of any human feelings such are compasion and respect.
CPD needs to start busting the balls (figuratively) of these pieces of trash and the city leaders need to allow it to happen. But nooooooooooooo it won’t happen because the Ostriches running the city are too affraid of offending voting blocks, being sued etc. Hey city leaders – grow a few pairs among you and let the Cheif of Police and his force do the job they should do. Stop tying the PD’s hands when it comes to all the gang/drugs/Mexican drug cartel crap. The sooner we get the creatins out of town the better for the rest of the population

34 wow April 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM

if citizens were allowed to carry guns nobody would be shooting at eachother out of fear the other might have a better weapon to protect themselves with.

35 Vato Loco April 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Nuff said. There is a gang problem, even brazen enough to post boastful YouTube videos. And it is a gang, not a club. Apparently there are mixed or white members, so this is not a racial issue. Sheriff Joe has balls that clank, he knows his job and is not afraid to do it.

36 PO'd April 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Obviously, the scum figure Concord and Pleasant Hill are easy pickins with great freeway access and plenty of targets.How about a gang task force with some teeth? Gonna have to make a stand at some point-might as well be now. We are at the tipping point.

37 BDuns April 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM

@ #30 – The Constitution is socialist at its core?!?!? Stupidest comment I think I’ve ever read here.

38 mike April 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

That 7-11/shopping center always seems to have a fun party going on, yet does not have a heavy police presence, aside from the occasional speed trap.

39 @26 April 17, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Or maybe you should watch classic movies more often….

40 Michelle April 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I think cuzzzzzzzz…………… lives in the monument corridor in Concord or some place in lala land. I live in Concord and have yet to be robbed, vandalized or such; and I live in a nice middle class neighborhood. The areas around me are nice, clean and friendly.

41 Rick April 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Something’s missing here. You mean to tell me nobody’s blaming the liberals? Very odd.

42 Milford T Brimley April 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Nope. Concord doesn’t have a gang problem. Can someone please define “problem?”

43 Tina April 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM

That was my daughter-in-law in that Frito truck!!! I cannot believe these idiotic comments. Shame on you.

44 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Michelle – Nope don’t live in the Monument……but I can tell you there is very little “nice” about Concord once you leave you cozy little neighborhood………..Lafayette is nice, Danville is nice,heck even Martinez is nice but Concord???????? The main streets like Monument, Clayton Rd, Willow Pass Rd are pits.
The problem is it is too big!!!!! Once you get over 50,000 people problems start. Add in vast amount of multi-family dwelllings (apartments) and that those seem to cater to Section 8 recipients you get all the crap tha comes with it. Now add to that leadership (City Council)that is not equipped to handle a city this size and you get the gang crap. Like poster # 35 said the gangs are so brazen the post videos on YouTube.
People like you need to get off Fantasy Island and take look at the entire city (not just your little neighborhood) to see the picture. And the picture is not good. Can Concord be saved. I would have yes a couple of years ago but the CNWS development will kill any chance of that as it will add more “low income” (read Section 8) housing and with it the crap/problems it brings. So the crap from Richmond, Oakland, Antioch & Stockton will no longer have to “commute” they can live here and commit crime and the gangs along Monument & Solano can get new/nicer housing.
FYI – per the SO (County Sheriff’s Office) the shooting at the Wendy’s on Monument was gang related.

45 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

#35 – I like the idea of having a Sheriff Joe but the leaders of Concord are to affraid of upsetting certain voting blocks. It’s all about the politics and thinking they are really “Big Stuff” when all they are is “small time”.
We currently have an excellent police chief but God forbid the council lets him really do his job.

46 @dbunns April 17, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Dunn, “equality for all”, liberty, justice, regardless
of race, creed or religion. You have no idea
other than the right wing view of the constitution .
Do some objective research, put down the
controller, turn of the video games and learn
the meaning of socialism, Facism .
Do not confuse Socialism with communism.
And learn why they (the Rich Elite) won’t live up
to the provisions of our constitution and have
allowed predatory capitalists to wrest control
of our government(country) away from the people.
I am not an anarchist, on the other hand if you
are already to brain washed, either left or right,
then it’s to late. United they stand, divided they
fall.

47 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 17, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Tina – I am glad your daughter-in-law is physcally alright. I know she must be really shaken mentally. Please make sure she get all the counseling and takes all the time she needs to get mentally better. I know that mental wounds take far longer to heal the physcal ones.
She is in my prayers.

48 anon April 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

@iwas at the shell station,
If you were there then you know the description of the vehicle’s involved, so what’s the make and model and color of the scumbags vehicles?

49 mr rogers April 17, 2014 at 3:22 PM

#5. Thank you Howard Beale.

50 Tina April 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

#48…. thank you! She is one tough cookie and knows how to take good care of herself. I appreciate your kind words.

51 wexlord April 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

can you say Civil War .everyone should carry a gun like in the old West and learn respect I’m sure there would be a lot of shootings but by then most badass as well be dead I wear a Kevlar vest daily

52 incoming April 17, 2014 at 7:07 PM

@20 ever notice What do you
call them, little angels?

53 You're a great example April 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM

53 Learn how to write a proper sentence and use punctuation correctly. Perhaps you’ll also learn that you you don’t earn respect by carrying a gun.

54 Michelle April 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Incoming @54, what do you call them?

55 Shelly April 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Wow, @Cuzzzzzzzz…………………. (#48), I once heard a round zing past my person as I carried my baby up my front stairs, and it was very close. It never occurred to me to seek therapy.

56 Atticus Thraxx April 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

I’m on board wex. but everyone would have to carry Civil War era weaponry for that to work.

57 Vanessa April 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Michelle, don’t worry, it was obviously Trash.

58 The Great Entertainer April 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Concord is not much safer than Antioch, in fact there is a much larger homeless problem here. The people who do the drive bays are not always from over the hill. North Concord Bart area has become a hot spot for criminal activity. Read the facts, Concord is safer than 18 percent of the cities in America….So 82 percent on America is better than here.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/concord/crime/

59 follow the leader April 17, 2014 at 9:19 PM

@60 Don’t rely on those stats too much. The bureau of statistics has better results.

60 BART April 17, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I think Concord has become MORE gross than Pittsburg and Antioch.

61 Rose April 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM

You’right BART, about a year now.

62 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 17, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Well…….. at least lead bullets are softer than those Kettle Chips. Chances are you could be eating Kettle Chips and gobble down a bullet without even noticing.

63 @just sayin April 18, 2014 at 3:59 AM

i actually grew up in “gun point” or west pittsburg as its better known. and trust me, i know just how ghetto it is, and would cry if i ever had to move back that way… but in all honesty, i felt safer walking around neighbors hoods out there as a kid, than i do here in concord as an adult. the most youd ever encounter out there was a tweeker on his bicycle, minding his own business. out here, ive had several potentially violent encounters just walking around minding MY own business. bay point is smaller, and has a greater sense of community than concord. neighbors were neighbors, and helped eachother out, or, if necessary, minded their own business.

so stop being so ignorant and blaming/comparing one town or another. each city has its share if riff raff and ghetto, and NO WHERE is perfect. But i guess when you grow up sheltered, those who rose from poverty are scary.

64 wow April 18, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Waaay too close to home.

65 John H. April 18, 2014 at 8:23 AM

@ever notice

your just dead wrong, man. Your illogical reverse racist mentality is not allowed here. Go back to your ghetto with your thugs and drown yourselves.

66 @John H April 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM

There’s no such thing as “reverse racism”. Racism is racism, regardless of what race perpetrates it.

What “ever notice” is suffering from is white guilt, which is entirely different.

67 Find Waldo April 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

For years I have been warning in my post comments that this area is getting bad and will continue to get worse. The same scenario played out twice in my childhood in the Los Angeles suburbs in similar middle class areas.
When I moved up to Pleasant Hill in 1980 I thought I was in Mayberry. Now PH and Concord have become home to the thugs and gangs. What has changed in these 34 years? I think any observant level minded person can figure it out. Time to move again, leaving friends behind. Those of us who want to live in a safe area and be left alone are the real victims.

68 Concord Warzone April 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Time for the national guard and armed forces to take over the “turd” called Concord. State of emergency/lock down is needed. Just start blasting these fools walking around with their backwards hats and baggy pants. Everyone knows those hoody wearing MFs are packing heat down there.

The last post #67 is correct – both Concord and PH have become local warzones. Only a matter of time before WC and maybe even other places like Danville start getting hit with crime.

Registering for a good firearm today, just in case.

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