Off-Duty Deputy Fatally Shoots Alleged Robber Inside Alameda Home

ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — An off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy whose Alameda residence was the target of an alleged home-invasion robbery fatally shot the suspect, authorities said.

The shooting was reported around 10:44 a.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda Police Lt. Jill Ottavino said.

The deputy shot the robbery suspect on his property, according to Alameda police. The suspect was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

Residents were asked to shelter in place until officers determined no other suspects were in the area.

Another suspect may still be at large, Ottaviano said.

Officers were at the scene collecting evidence and investigating the case Wednesday afternoon, she said.

The deputy was not injured.

The San Leandro Police Department confirmed that they had units at the location and were offering support to Alameda police, but did not have information regarding the incident.

Alameda off-duty deputy shooting (CBS)

Alameda off-duty deputy shooting (CBS)

Representatives from Alameda police, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office were all interviewing the deputy to determine what happened.

“It’s all so new. I don’t know any of the circumstances, whether he knew the person, didn’t know the person,” said Ottaviano. “So all that will have to be vetted out in the investigation.”

The call came into Alameda police dispatch as a home invasion robbery and neighbor Dave Hoie said he saw a window at the deputy’s house was broken.

Police haven’t confirmed that, but Hoie said if it’s true, the potential burglar picked the wrong house.

“He came into the house, so, what else can you say?” said Hoie. “That’s my opinion and that of others around here, that if you come in the house, you’re going to get it.”

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