UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Martinez After Firing Gun – Roadway Partially Closed

June 5, 2014 16:20 pm · 35 comments

A suspect with a gun has been arrested and a roadway off of Highway 4 near Martinez partially closed after the suspect reportedly fired shots into the air, law enforcement officers said.

Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to a report of shots fired in front of a home at 4754 Pacheco Blvd., according to the CHP.

A male suspect reportedly exited the home, fired several shots into the air and went back into the residence, sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

The CHP shut down Pacheco Boulevard near the home and sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest the suspect, according to Lee.

No injuries were reported.

UPDATE, 11:13pm: The following update is from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff:

At about 3:36 pm the Sheriff’s office received a report of shots fired on the 4700 block of Pacheco Blvd. Apparently for reasons still under investigation, a resident came out of his house and fired a shotgun into the air. Deputy Sheriffs responded and set up a perimeter. They tried to make contact with the suspect. A member of the Hostage Negotiation Team responded and was able convince the suspect to surrender. He was taken into custody at about 4:20 pm. The suspect, a 26 year old man, is not being identified at this time. He has been booked into the Martinez detention facility.

Awww :-( June 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM

No suspect name?

CLAYCORD.com June 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Not yet.

Cranksters June 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Thank God he didn’t seriously hurt someone.

John June 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Drugs are bad mmmkay

RealityCheck June 5, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Holy God, why is this fool still breathing?

Shelly June 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM


94598 June 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Maybe he didn’t know this was unacceptable behavior.

Road King Terry June 5, 2014 at 7:52 PM

EastBay, what a wonderful place…

annon June 5, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Summers just starting

NRA June 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM

It’s my second amendment right.

Marianne June 5, 2014 at 8:34 PM


Michelle June 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Why would anyone do this in city limits?

Ancient Mariner June 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

He probably did this every year on his birthday, but now the new subdivisions have been built around him and he can’t understand why it’s a problem all of a sudden.
Air-shot bullets come down somewhere – shouldn’t be too hard to figure out.

Please do not think that all gun owners act this way! June 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Through the book at this A-HOLE it is tough enough to own a gun in California without this stupid ass!~!!!

Thank you for under standing!

Suzanne June 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Rabid dogs should be outlawed within city limits, same as the law firing off guns just because you feel the need. This needs to stop!

Sgt. Bergdahl June 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

It’s Aladdin’s Birthday!

KAD June 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Why is there a bomb squad there right now!? Any new information?!

Zorphious June 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM

They have a couple of hazmat trucks there along with sheriff vehicles and a Walnut Creek van of some sort in front. It is all taped up.

" You Have Green Light for Head Shot" June 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Sweet Music to a Police Sniper’s Ears

Zoom June 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM


NRA #1 fan and member June 5, 2014 at 10:02 PM

It’s Martinez, the meth capital of the east bay

potjuana June 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Is there any updates on why bomb squad is there and all the other emergency vehicles. There has to be something deeper going on than just shots fired @claycord

Suzie June 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

It’s the idiots who don’t know the woods from a gun range that’s the problem, how did rabid dogs get into this conversation!

Really you all?! June 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Im not so sure 4700 pacheco Boulevard is in the city limits. And what the hell is wrong with firing a shot into the air? Isn’t that considered a warning shot? As usual you Claycordians are judgemental, uppity and holier than thou. I’m sure none of you have ever done anything questionable. Its too bad you all can’t be perfect living amongst yourselves on your own little planet somewhere. You certainly deserve each other.

Me June 6, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Not acceptable obviously, but if it was regular shot gun pellets shot in the air, they do not come down that bad. I remember when I was young fishing on this lake up north and duck hunters would be on the other side shooting duck, not that far away, and sometimes the little pellets would rain down around me. By then not going that fast, like hail hitting the water kind of. Kind of scary, but they were not like a heavy bullet coming down. I just hope this man gets help and glad no one got hurt.

@#24 WHAT THE ... IS WRONG WITH WHAT HE DID??? June 6, 2014 at 6:10 AM

What a STUPID!!!!!!! QUESTION!!!!!

Think about when those bullets come down they will be cumming down at a very fast speed and a couple of years ago some idiot who thought as you do did the same thing and the bullets came down went through a roof and killed someone I believe this was done on new years! (Look it up it is on Google)

Logic like this and people who think that it is OK to walk around with unloaded fire arms and take them to stores and restaurants ETC and get pissed when reasonable people complain YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!! KNOCK IT OFF!

If you own a gun be responsible it has nothing to do with what you have or do not have in your pants!

I am a responsible and safe gun owner and I DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN YOU WACK JOBS DO THESE THINGS SHOW SOME RESPECT!!@!!

or turn in your guns because you are not mature enough to have them!

Wow I can not believe I actually have to write all this! YOU WOULD THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THIS!

In closing I can understand why people are so afraid of guns… Fyi guns do not kill people people do and we have way to much of this….

Think about it….. Please..

Tag June 6, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Keep it classy Martinez!

Silva June 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I’ve shot up at the sky before. Like decades ago, before I knew any better. Know I can purely say; That’s a damned idiotic antisocial ignorant thing to do, and if your incoming round hurts or kills someone/something, your tortured soul will forever rot.

Luvin' Concord June 6, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Maybe someone was trying to break into his house and he was just following VP Biden’s advice. That can’t be illegal, right???!!!

Cowellian June 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

A lot of people ignore laws about where they may shoot, but the law of gravity is enforced every time!

Dr. Jellyfinger June 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Well…… they could have been blanks. Maybe he was starting a race. Could have been he’d just washed the Winnebago & was discouraging birds. Loud noises ward off evil spirits. Maybe he just beat E.D. or…..Date in History: 1783***Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight! ***1944 – Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on vacation (bad decision!). *** 2013 – 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood wins, Yehaw! All those are worthy of celebratory gunshots. There could be plenty of reasonable explanations.

Mimi (original) June 6, 2014 at 9:52 AM

WTH “Really You All?!” Firing into the air is just as dangerous as firing any where, what goes up must come down, and the bullet could come down into YOUR head! Of course that would be useful and the universe doesn’t always work that way. UGH! You’re ignorant!

Shuley June 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Too bad he didn’t attempt a visual barrel inspection as he fired. Another moron lunatic with a deadly weapon. What is his Claycord handle?

Wait a minute June 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM

A warning shot? What century are you living in?
Typical gun owner, who cares second amendment protects me. Unfortunately it does but where’s the innocent persons amendment who will die from that GUN? Not, the person, but the BULOLET that comes out of that GUN and strikes another and KILLS THEM.

I gET IT... iF YOU DO NOT LIKE GUNS do not own one! June 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

People stop thinking all gun owners act like this these are the extremest who should “NOT” own any guns…

Let’s not through the baby out with the bath water!

That makes about as much sense as lets take away all the guns!

Lets find some common ground and stop beating up on each other all this does is make good sick news!

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