1 shot while trying to stop robbers inside East Bay Target, workers say

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Person injured during shooting inside East Bay Target, officials say
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Antioch police are investigating a shooting that occurred inside a Target store Wednesday afternoon.

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) -- Antioch police have arrested two men after they allegedly attempted to rob a Target pharmacy and shot a Good Samaritan trying to stop them.

Authorities say officers responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Target on Lone Tree Way around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived they found two suspects trying to drive away from the scene.

Another officer located a man who had been shot at the entrance to the store. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Target employee tells ABC7 that the good Samaritan was shot in the leg while trying to stop the robbers from getting away.

The suspects have been identified as Ramon Meza-Morales and Raul Garcia, both Antioch residents. Both were arrested and eventually booked into Martinez County Jail for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH.