Richmond police say homeowner shot suspected robber

Sunday, December 7, 2014
A suspected robber is in critical condition after a homeowner in Richmond opened fire and shot him.
A suspected robber has died after a homeowner in Richmond opened fire and shot him.
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RICHMOND, Calif. -- Richmond police are investigating a shooting by a homeowner of a suspected robber, who is in critical condition, police said.

Lt. Andre Hill said police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 43rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.

As officers were responding, dispatchers told police that there might have been a robbery or theft that occurred in connection to the shooting, Hill said.

Once officers arrived on scene, Hill said police found one black man who had been shot in his upper torso area and was in critical condition.

The shooting victim was transported to John Muir Hospital, where Hill said his status is still listed as critical.

Hill said police have not positively identified the man.

Police believe the homeowner confronted the man who was in the process of taking or had taken some items from the house or yard, Hill said.

The homeowner is cooperating fully with detectives on the scene, Hill said.

Hill said police also believe a second suspect may have been involved in stealing items from the house or yard. That suspect fled the scene and is still at large, Hill said.

There is no description of the second suspect available at this time.

Hill said the investigation is in the very preliminary stages and officers are still trying to determine exactly what happened.