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Burglary Suspect Shot By Off-Duty Cop In Brentwood

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Officers at the scene of a shooting in Brentwood. (CBS)

Officers at the scene of a shooting in Brentwood. (CBS)

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BRENTWOOD (KCBS) – Alleged robbers apparently picked the wrong house to target Tuesday in Brentwood. It turned out the homeowner is a police officer, who shot and wounded a suspect.

Police Lt. Tom Hansen said that two suspects in a gold sedan pulled up on the 1800 block of Fiorita Way and charged inside a home, attempting to pull of a robbery. It didn’t happen.

“We were dispatched to the report of a homeowner who had shot a suspect who was attempting to break into his house,” said Hansen. “When officers arrived they found one subject who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.”

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

Hansen said the wounded suspect was airlifted to a trauma facility. The other suspect ran from the scene, and remained at large.

“It turns out that the homeowner was an off-duty police officer,” said Hansen. “In Contra Costa County we have a protocol which will include the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, the Brentwood Police Department, and the agency that the officer is from, doing a joint investigation on this.”

The off-duty officer is not a member of the Brentwood Police Department.

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