By Concord Police Department
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at approximately 8:04 AM, a truck driver stopped at a red traffic signal. A Chevrolet Tahoe which was towing another vehicle pulled up beside the truck driver’s vehicle and the driver began yelling obscenities at the truck driver for stopping at the traffic signal. The driver of the Tahoe then produced a black semi-automatic handgun and yelled at the truck driver that people “get shot for driving like that” while waving the gun around in the air.
The truck driver was able to provide a description of the suspect vehicle which was located in the parking lot of nearby shopping center. As officers began arriving at that location, the suspect vehicle drove away from the parking lot and an attempt was made at conducting an enforcement stop. The driver of the suspect vehicle did not yield to police emergency equipment and continued driving onto Oak Grove Road. before eventually pulling over to the side of the roadway.
The suspect driver was detained, and a black handgun was located behind the rear seat of the vehicle. An additional .38 caliber revolver was located in the bed of the Chevrolet Tahoe. The suspect is a convicted felon and was positively identified by the victim. He was arrested, booked and later transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.