News

Police: Exchange of gunfire in Pleasanton after car break-in

Victim fired back after getting pepper-sprayed, hearing gunshot

Pleasanton police are investigating after an exchange of gunfire during an apparent auto theft attempt in the Canyon Meadows neighborhood just before dawn Tuesday.

There have been no reports of gunshot injuries thus far, and detectives remained at the scene beyond noon while continuing their investigation, according to Sgt. Marty Billdt.

Billdt said the situation unfolded around 4:50 a.m. in a parking lot in the neighborhood just off Dublin Canyon Road on the far-northwest side of Pleasanton. Multiple callers dialed 911 to report shots fired.

Pleasanton police officers arrived to find that a man confronted two suspects inside and around his vehicle moments earlier, according to Billdt. Police described the situation as an attempted auto theft, although it wasn't made clear whether the suspects were trying to steal the vehicle or items inside.

"The victim was pepper-sprayed by a suspect and heard a shot fired towards him," Billdt said. "The victim, who was legally in possession of a firearm and able to carry, fired multiple rounds towards the suspects."

Help sustain the local news you depend on.

Your contribution matters. Become a member today.

Join

Two vehicles parked in the lot were struck by bullets, according to Billdt. It is unclear whether any people involved were hit, but the sergeant said police have not received any reports of injuries related to the incident as of noon Tuesday.

The culprits drove away from the complex in a pickup truck headed in an unknown direction, according to Billdt. Police have not released descriptions of the suspects nor the make or model of their vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing. Billdt said anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any relevant information about the case can call police at 925-931-5100.

Stay informed

Get the latest local news and information sent straight to your inbox.

Stay informed

Get the latest local news and information sent straight to your inbox.

Jeremy Walsh
 
Jeremy Walsh, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017. Read more >>

Follow PleasantonWeekly.com and the Pleasanton Weekly on Twitter @pleasantonnews, Facebook and on Instagram @pleasantonweekly for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Get uninterrupted access to important local crime news. Become a member today.

Police: Exchange of gunfire in Pleasanton after car break-in

Victim fired back after getting pepper-sprayed, hearing gunshot

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 28, 2022, 1:42 pm

Pleasanton police are investigating after an exchange of gunfire during an apparent auto theft attempt in the Canyon Meadows neighborhood just before dawn Tuesday.

There have been no reports of gunshot injuries thus far, and detectives remained at the scene beyond noon while continuing their investigation, according to Sgt. Marty Billdt.

Billdt said the situation unfolded around 4:50 a.m. in a parking lot in the neighborhood just off Dublin Canyon Road on the far-northwest side of Pleasanton. Multiple callers dialed 911 to report shots fired.

Pleasanton police officers arrived to find that a man confronted two suspects inside and around his vehicle moments earlier, according to Billdt. Police described the situation as an attempted auto theft, although it wasn't made clear whether the suspects were trying to steal the vehicle or items inside.

"The victim was pepper-sprayed by a suspect and heard a shot fired towards him," Billdt said. "The victim, who was legally in possession of a firearm and able to carry, fired multiple rounds towards the suspects."

Two vehicles parked in the lot were struck by bullets, according to Billdt. It is unclear whether any people involved were hit, but the sergeant said police have not received any reports of injuries related to the incident as of noon Tuesday.

The culprits drove away from the complex in a pickup truck headed in an unknown direction, according to Billdt. Police have not released descriptions of the suspects nor the make or model of their vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing. Billdt said anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any relevant information about the case can call police at 925-931-5100.

Comments

Swagu
Registered user
Bridle Creek
on Jun 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm
Swagu, Bridle Creek
Registered user
on Jun 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm

The anti 2nd amendment cuckolds won't like this story.

Thankfully the victim had a concealed carry weapon or he might be burnt toast.


Pleasanton Parent
Registered user
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 28, 2022 at 5:06 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on Jun 28, 2022 at 5:06 pm

it can be true that gun laws and the 2nd amendment can coexist.

I would like to ask those opposing tough on crime laws why they can’t prioritize the rights of law abiding citizens over those of criminals however


MichaelB
Registered user
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 29, 2022 at 7:36 am
MichaelB, Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on Jun 29, 2022 at 7:36 am

"it can be true that gun laws and the 2nd amendment can coexist."

It can. But not with so called "progressives" in charge. They ignore the 2nd Amendment and concede nothing.

There is simply no end to the amount of so called "sensible" gun laws being passed in this state that shut down the legal process for the law abiding to own/use firearms. Or reclassify current owners/sellers as "lawbreakers". Criminal activity/misuse is rationalized (spun) as "gun violence" that is supposedly the fault of "too many guns" in circulation and people who have nothing to do with the problem "not doing enough" to stop it.


Jake Waters
Registered user
Birdland
on Jun 30, 2022 at 6:46 pm
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Jun 30, 2022 at 6:46 pm

Amazing. Incident after incident and no description of the suspects. Furthermore, I guarantee no follow up to provide this information in the future. Any budding journalists out there that want to do the job?


Swagu
Registered user
Bridle Creek
on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:57 pm
Swagu, Bridle Creek
Registered user
on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:57 pm

Suspect descriptions are bigoted.


Jake Waters
Registered user
Birdland
on Jul 3, 2022 at 5:15 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Jul 3, 2022 at 5:15 am

Swagu

LOL. As the dumbing down of our nation continues. God help us all.


Ptown Baseball Dad
Registered user
Birdland
on Jul 4, 2022 at 10:10 am
Ptown Baseball Dad , Birdland
Registered user
on Jul 4, 2022 at 10:10 am

I read the latest Weekly the other day and notice in the Police Report on page 18 the following:

June 21
Rape
-4:13 pm at Vineyard Avenue and
Ewing Drive

That’s all there is. This is a major local story that needs to be investigated by the Weekly. 4:13 pm, in broad daylight, on the first day of summer on a busy street? What is happening in our great city?


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.