Two local men arrested on suspicion of firing upon police officers ‘without provocation’

Victim of suspected hit-and-run incident in Richmond ID'd
Photo from Richmond Police Department.

The passenger of a passing car fired upon Richmond police officers “without any provocation” early Sunday morning, but there were no injuries, police said.

At about 5:50 a.m., the officers had responded to a burglary at 3817 Macdonald Ave., where they arrested a suspect located inside the store, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.

About 30 minutes later, as officers were leaving the scene, a passenger in a light-colored SUV that drove past shot at officers, missing them. An officer returned fire but no one was struck, Tan said.

Following a pursuit to San Pablo Avenue, the driver of the suspect vehicle stopped and surrendered. The driver, a Richmond resident, and the passenger, a San Pablo resident, were taken into custody and a firearm was recovered, Tan said.

Their identities have not been released, nor have further details. An investigation is ongoing, Tan said.