A man died after being shot while trying to stop a theft in progress inside the Home Depot on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton on Tuesday afternoon, city police confirmed.
The culprits fled the scene initially, but police reported Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies later detained suspects in the case in Oakland.
Pleasanton police Lt. Erik Silacci stated in a press release that officers responded around 2:15 p.m. to a call reporting a man was bleeding inside the store after being shot for trying to stop a theft.
"Witnesses reported the victim attempted to stop a theft in progress, wherein a struggle ensued, and the man was shot," Silacci stated. "The suspects were seen immediately driving away from the scene after the shooting."
Officers rendered aid to the victim who was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. The victim died from his injuries later Tuesday, according to Silacci.
After the shooting, Pleasanton police notified surrounding law enforcement agencies of the description for the wanted vehicle, and at around 2:30 p.m., deputies with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office located the car near the 7000 block of Ney Avenue in Oakland and detained the suspects, according to Silacci.
It has not been made clear yet as to how many suspects were involved in the shooting, how many were detained and what charges are being pursued.
The Pleasanton Police Department is still actively investigating the shooting and will provide an update Wednesday morning after 9 a.m., Silacci said. Officers are asking anyone who might have more information on the shooting to call the department at 925-931-5100.