Jul 19, 2015
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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.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.