One fatally shot in apparent burglary in Richmond

Richmond police have confirmed one person died in what they believe was a botched burglary that turned into a shootout.
April 18, 2014 12:25:40 PM PDT
Richmond police said one person died in what they believe was a botched burglary that turned into a shootout. Officers said that three people have been arrested. They are being questioned right now for the burglary that turned into a gunfight.

The evidence on 13th Street and Coalinga Avenue in Richmond tells a violent story. Several markers show where shell casings dropped around 1 a.m. Two guns were fired in different directions -- a witness said about 10 shots were fired.

Police say the 71-year-old man who lives there with his wife reported a burglary. ShotSpotter alerted officers to the shooting. The resident was shot in the leg and eventually flown by helicopter to John Muir Medical Center. He is now listed in stable condition. Police say 28-year-old Richmond resident Pierre Reddrick Jr. was also shot. He was driven by two people to a nearby hospital. He died from his injuries.

Police are still investigating if Reddrick, or someone else fired the shots at the 71-year-old man. Five plumbing vans are parked on the property. A worker at the business said they are in the process of moving in, while the man and his wife are moving out. People who live and work in this area say violence is common.

Police say the 71-year-old man had a right to defend his life and property. Because the shooting happened during a felony crime, the district attorney could decide to charge the three other burglary suspects with the death of their alleged co-conspirator.


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