Man Reportedly Robbed, Shot In Downtown Walnut Creek

March 24, 2019 22:37 pm · 49 comments

We’re getting reports of a possible shooting in Walnut Creek.

Sources are saying a man was mugged and shot for his watch in the downtown area.

The victim was then either driven by someone, or drove himself to Kaiser hospital on S. Main St. He’s now being transported, under police guard, to another hospital.

Police did recover a shell casing at the scene.

UPDATE: The crime scene appears to be at the Union Bank on Mt. Diablo Blvd.

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jon s March 25, 2019 at 2:38 AM

The ghetto hole is east of the hills and west of the tunnel.They go to WC because nobody there is paying attention and they actually believe they are safe.

Bob March 25, 2019 at 2:49 PM

Don’t forget it’s a “gun-free zone”

Bob Foo March 25, 2019 at 4:43 AM

But… The real estate agents assure me that Walnut Creek is an upscale town where this kind of stuff just doesn’t happen!

Paul March 25, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Upscale, yes; but not immune to outsiders dropping in. Remember what Willie Sutton said:
“I rob banks because that’s where the money is.”

Coggins Square March 25, 2019 at 10:07 AM

No municipality is immune to this kind of stuff. City names in the Bay Are don’t seeem to mean anything, as the Bay Area is like one big city in itself.

lana March 25, 2019 at 12:51 PM

get your money back for that advice. everything happens here.

East Bay Native March 25, 2019 at 9:40 PM

Sadly most of the bay area is beginning to look like one big giant trash can.

ConcordMike March 25, 2019 at 6:19 AM

Uh oh. Better close everything down earlier. And on a Sunday no less. What is this world coming to.

Badge1104 March 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM

Walnut Creek has changed so much in the last 3 years! Possibly more than the preceding 30 years combined. It is our new place to avoid! You’ve got a lot of low in people that have moved in at the same time that hoity-toity high-income millennials who moved in. Walnut Creek has become a very rude crowded town of attitude. I’d rather stay in Concord!

Shiloh March 25, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Oh geez

G Money March 25, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Uh, Walnut Creek has been a hoity-toity high-income town for the 30 years I’ve lived here. Sounds like you need a slower pace less sophisticated scene. Better to recognize when you can’t keep up than to embarrass yourself. Have fun in k-ville!

Yaggee March 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Walnut Creek has upscale shopping that brings in people from all over, traffic and so crime. Walnut Creek real estate, level of sophistication is par with surrounding areas. Shopping and dining do not equal sophistication. Walnut Creek is slightly more expensive than Concord, and Danville and Orinda are more expensive than WC. Those towns dont have the crime because they are not the shopping mecca. WC planned to grow in this retail direction. Locals avoid WC because of the traffic, but its a nice town to walk around.

Dawg March 25, 2019 at 10:47 AM

@ Badge1104-I don’t know about Walnut Creek being a rude town. When I walk down the street in Walnut Creek, people walking by smile and say “hi.” When I walk down the street in Concord, nobody ever smiles and says “hi” and I live in Concord too.

Jen March 25, 2019 at 2:33 PM

G Money, Walnut Creek is a rude city, full of entitled people. You would like to believe you’re all sophisticated and upscale, however in Danville and San Francisco, (where the real money is), it is more friendly and less pretentious, I avoid Walnut Creek at all costs also, nothing special, only a bunch of rude people, who like you and many others who live there, like to believe they are above everyone. News flash, you’re not. I completely agree with Badge1104. Anyone visiting the Bay should drive past Walnut Creek and head towards the real places worth site seeing.

Diana March 25, 2019 at 6:57 PM

Sadly, I am right there with you in your opinion of WC. Horrible place now and I never thought I’d reach that conclusion.

Cellophane March 25, 2019 at 7:23 AM

So sad that this happens anywhere.

I hope the victim recovers fully.

A pox on the house of the suspect.

NoMoreFreeRide March 25, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Is this this when everyone jumps on the wagon and starts saying Walnut Creek is a going down the drain.

The Fearless Spectator March 25, 2019 at 8:52 AM

No. W.C. shifted from a bedroom community to a shopping destination which is really what our elected officials always wanted. With that comes more crime. Now they are working to turn it into a “Transit Village”. Therefore it will never go down the drain because the drain is clogged.

Mo March 25, 2019 at 8:38 AM

This is great and all but who is that handsome stud on the far right!?

foothillsguy March 25, 2019 at 3:57 PM

A friend of mine was at the scene and said the dude looked and acted Barney Fife.

RANDOM TASK March 25, 2019 at 8:43 AM

well the dem agenda makes its way to WC
pits..Antioch…Martinez …PH… WC is next to be dragged down
you voted for this to happen … I mean who legalizes theft through a vote !!!
oh yeah some lemming following political party agendas

sorry WC next comes the bussing in of pitts /Antioch to your schools and then socialist politicians on your city council lowering police presence …next low income housing…next lowering school funding ….next hiring a city manager to speed up the process ….

this all worked to bring down conturd ….

Section 8 guy March 25, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Don’t forget the section 8 people too. WC needs to allow all Section 8 people in so they don’t need to drive so far to lame Antioch and lame Brentwood

Ricardoh March 25, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Not likely the perp is a Walnut Creek resident. Could be but not likely. We already have a lot of out of town shop lifters and some are being caught. I have noticed when I go to an ATM lately I look around more. Wonder why they drove the victim to another hospital.

Nutcreek Frontier March 25, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Was thinking the same thing, unlikely either the perp or the victim were from Walnut Creek. Late a night on Sunday, shot in the back, victim drove himself to hospital, and then has a police guard to another hospital…sounds like some nefarious activities going on.

Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 10:05 AM

They drove the victim to another hospital because Kaiser WC is not a trauma hospital. GSW’s are considered traumas and therefore need to be transferred to an appropriate hospital where they have the resources and training to take care of the trauma injuries.

Kirkwood March 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Victim might not have had insurance. Possibly, Kaiser patched him up enough to send him to the County hospital.

Daniel March 25, 2019 at 9:07 AM

That’s true, Walnut Creek legalized marijuana by Democratic council, it’s a sin, walnut Creek is no longer Walnut Creek

lana March 25, 2019 at 2:08 PM

what does that have to do with anything. they sold and bought weed forever. now it’s a legal.

94519 March 25, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Transported to another hospital under “police guard”???!! What’s up with that??

Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 10:07 AM

I’m pretty sure they say “police guard” as in for the victims safety. And they transport to another hospital due to Kaiser WC not being a trauma hospital and not equipped to handle trauma injuries such as GSWs. They go by ambulance code 3 to the nearest trauma hospital with police escort for the patient’s safety to protect from retaliation or further violence.

Same March 25, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Kaiser didn’t take his insurance.

George March 25, 2019 at 11:01 AM

94549 – I was thinking the same thing…

NoMoreFreeRide March 25, 2019 at 11:57 AM

John Muir has a trauma room.

TOB March 25, 2019 at 4:20 PM

This is in reply to Anon who’s wrong. Broadly labeling John Muir when they specialize in head trauma.

Kaiser deals with emergencies, heart attacks, stabbings (seen it while in ER) strokes and more. Beside person went home, so what trauma? John Muir specializes in HEAD trauma not body. That’s their specialty. As others said more like insurance. Treated him enough to transport. Unless shot in head John Muir non-issue.

Shy March 25, 2019 at 9:55 AM

I grew up in Walnut Creek in my teen years and people always thought it was such an innocent shopping destination and so safe for all the wealthy folk. In reality there are tons of drugs there, tons of theft from stores and cars, and I know multiple people who were sexually assaulted there as well. It’s about as safe as any other city in the bay. I grew to despise the heavy traffic flow and snobby better-than-all attitude. Much happier in another city now. Walnut Creek is fun for a visit and that’s about it.

Rico March 25, 2019 at 2:37 PM

The truth is often different than the image, isn’t it? I read several years ago that Lafayette had become quite the destination for meth cookers. Large, private, bushy/wooded lots were great for drug cookers who didn’t want neighbors seeing what they were doing.

A few years ago, a convicted drug dealer from Oakland blew up himself, his buddy, and a six unit apartment building in Walnut Creek when he was cooking hash. They lived (they also broke the neighbor’s jaw and knocked his teeth out), but the taxpayers probably spent/will spend millions on their burn unit stay, prison, and prison health care. In one article, it said they chose the nice complex in Walnut Creek to avoid suspicion.

Shockingly, the guy got a deal for only 3 years in prison. Maybe his severe burns were considered punishment enough?

Rico March 25, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Correction…. the guy who was held responsible for the hash oil lab was from Danville. The other guy on the premises was a convicted drug dealer from Oakland. He was acquitted as the prosecutor couldn’t convince the jury he was actually involved in the operation. He claimed he was just visiting his “friend” when the lab blew up.

Paul March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM

It must have been some watch!

Jeff March 25, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Nothing special when you’ve worked Firestone……108RS

CynCyn March 25, 2019 at 12:19 PM

I lived in Concord for 14 years. I always smiled and greeted anyone I met. Sorry I missed you, Dawg.

Barbie Girl March 25, 2019 at 1:53 PM

People still wear watches nowadays?

jon s March 25, 2019 at 2:29 PM

I was thinking the same thing,everyone has a phone with a clock,the watch wearer was showing off and look what it got him.He was probably was an out of towner too.

Silva March 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM

My husband has been a watchoholic the whole time I’ve known him, which is a long time. He’s always getting and wearing watches. A BIL gave him a Rolex, and it’s so weird for him wearing a watch he’s really crazy about and wants to show off but always keeps hidden.

Bob Foo March 25, 2019 at 9:24 PM

I wear a watch all the time. I actually like to see the time without pulling out my phone(s).

Chicken Little March 26, 2019 at 4:03 AM

@jon s,
I guess you’ve never heard of anybody getting robbed of their phone, huh?

Pappy March 25, 2019 at 4:45 PM

Seems like every low life is packing a gun while our Sheriff makes sure the honest law abiding are denied a permit and are left helpless in the face of these criminals.

Rico March 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Just saw this. Walnut Creek still makes the top 50, although it dropped a whopping 19 places from the year before. Guess it’s not imagined that crime is increasing.

Mat March 25, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Shot in the back.

Long time resident March 25, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Walnut Creek is a beautiful and expensive city to live in. It is an upscale city and unfortunately attracts the bad people from surrounding areas (Antioch, Pittsburg, Martinez, etc) because of their upscale malls.

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