Police capture man suspected in shooting spree
on October 20, 2011
After a manhunt that went through the night, police have captured a man suspected in a shooting rampage at a Richmond housing complex that sent one man to the hospital with gunshot wounds, a police spokesperson said.
A disgruntled security officer allegedly shot his supervisor at the Crescent Park Apartments in the 5000 block of Hartnett Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, before fleeing the scene with an arsenal of weapons, Richmond Lt. Bisa French said.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers spotted the suspect in a red Toyota Tacoma pickup on U.S. Highway 50 around 5:30 a.m. this morning and after a brief pursuit took him into custody, French said.
“I don’t know how long exactly, but it was a very short pursuit,” French said.
The suspect, 50-year-old Concord resident Doran Long Jr., may have had a confrontation with his supervisor earlier in the day but details are unclear, French said.
After hearing shots fired, two other security guards ran onto the scene, where one of them apparently returned fire. Authorities don’t know whether the shooter was hit or how many rounds were exchanged before he allegedly fled armed with a rifle, shotgun and handgun.
French didn’t know where or how many times the victim was hit, but he is expected to survive.
The shooting spree didn’t start there, though.
Police say the suspect, who allegedly had an ongoing dispute with a neighbor, shot 30 rounds into that Concord home before driving to the housing complex.
“He almost struck a 9-year-old resident inside the home,” French said.
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