El Sobrante standoff ends with man’s arrest

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A man was arrested in El Sobrante after barricading himself in a home with a “no visitors” sign posted on the front door, and engaging in a several-hour standoff with Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies early Thursday, according to Bay City News and other media reports.

Deputies had responded at 11:13 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 5700 block of Nottingham Drive and found that bullets struck a home, sheriff’s officials said.

The suspected shooter, identified as 37-year-old Robert McKay, lives nearby. Deputies tried to get McKay to surrender, but he barricaded himself in his home for several hours.

Neighbors were asked to shelter in place and a SWAT team responded along with negotiators. At about 4:50 a.m. today, McKay was taken into custody without incident, according to Bay City News.

He was booked into county jail in Martinez on suspicion of shooting into an uninhabited dwelling, exhibiting a deadly weapon, vandalism and obstruction. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant and is being held on $140,000 bail, sheriff’s officials said.

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