Aug 12, 2014

A San Francisco man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of attempting to run over a Richmond police officer in a vehicle the night before, police said.

Quincy Andre Peoples, 41, was detained by police in Richmond about 2 p.m., only minutes after police released his mugshot in the hope that the public would turn him in. Police did not immediately say what led to Peoples’ arrest.

Peoples was wanted on a $1 million arrest warrant following a wild Monday night incident during which he allegedly attempted to run over an officer while taking off in a vehicle, prompting the officer to open fire on the car.

The incident unfolded about 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the area of 2nd Street and Macdonald Avenue, where police responded to a report of a disturbance. Peoples had reporteldly become enraged when his wife announced she wanted to break up with him and he was no longer welcome at her home, Hill said. Before police arrived, he had reportedly kicked in a door at an apartment complex and rammed his car into a parked vehicle in the parking lot. Then after officers arrived, he allegedly tried to run over one of the cops while escaping. Officers opened fire at his car, striking it, police said, but Peoples was not hit. He drove off in the car, crashing two blocks away at Chanslor Avenue, but managed to avoid capture after fleeing on foot.

Peoples was booked into county jail on the attempted murder charge, Hill said.


  1. It happened at 9:30pm not am.

    Lee | Aug 12th, 2014
  2. Lee, can’t thank you enough for the heads up. I’ve corrected the story to reflect that it happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

    Mike Aldax | Aug 12th, 2014

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