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Police searching for shooting suspect in Danville

Original post made on May 20, 2010

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting this morning in Danville. The victim, an unidentified 52-year-old man, was shot once in the chest and is expected to survive, according to the Danville Police Department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 20, 2010, 2:08 PM

Comments (18)

Posted by bellasmom, a resident of Alamo
on May 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

whose house is it? are there kids? has the shooter been captured?


Posted by some washed up guy, a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Does anyone know the age of the victim? Are they a student? I gotta say, I'm pretty worried.


Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The age of the "victim"? The homeowner was the victim, and he apparently lit up one of the perps.
I love how the article says "the condition of the shot person is not being released by police".
Uh, not to be blitheringly obvious, but I believe his condition is known as rigor.
I know this article is going to bring the gun nuts out in force, and in this case it worked out for the home owner, but more often than not it goes the other way. And I say this as a person who owns a .38.


Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Oh... and regardless of my feelings one way or the other about gun ownership, let me extend a personal thanks to the homeowner.
Perhaps his actions will help quell Danville's rep as a great place to burglarize clueless white people.


Posted by .., a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

The article has been updated many times adding new info Derek I conclude that you are not very smart

Uploaded: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 2:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 3:52 PM


Posted by Dickie Danville, a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

West side story ...

52-year old homeowner "victim". 20-something black "suspect". Victim and suspect "know" each other. Not a "random act". Can you say "drug deal gone bad"?


Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on May 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

jrm is a registered user.

I thought the first report was that the homeowner shot and killed one of the perps?


Posted by Emily West, editor of Danville Express
on May 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

Emily West is a registered user.

jrm -- There was some misinformation going around, so for a time we removed the story until we could get confirmation of the reports.


Posted by Danville Mom, a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

If the Police did not request the schools be locked down, then I'm assuming the School District did. If this is the case, I wonder why San Ramon Valley High was not locked down as well? They are as close to El Pintado, if not closer, as Monte Vista. Also, why did they release the lockdown if the suspect was never located? Many kids walk home, some alone, especially in that area. That concerns me the most.
Does the School District have an emergency action plan when something like this occurs? Sadly, incidents such as Columbine and the Virginia Tech massacre have shown us that awful things do happen...even in nice places.


Posted by Slow & Mysterious, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

The lockdown ordered by the SRV district office just goes to show how out of touch they are with the schools and students. Shooting occurred at 10:17am on Thursday morning on El Pintado Road. Although the Danville police department did not request the lockdown, Stone Valley Middle School was requested to lockdown at 12:45pm in the afternoon, by the district office, a mere two and one half hours later. Why SRVHS was not locked down when they are the closest school to the shooting incident is still a mystery???


Posted by Duuh, a resident of Blackhawk
on May 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

If the victim knows the shooter then he, and the cops, know the guys name... Why not post an APB so he can be caught. Or should we all be on the lookout for that vague description they're giving us???


Posted by Gunslinger, a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by Mom, a resident of Los Cerros Middle School
on May 24, 2010 at 7:52 am

And did you know that they told the kids at school that there was a shooting on El Pintado? Can you imagine how the kids felt that lived in that street? And then they let the kids take the us home!


Posted by Mom, a resident of Los Cerros Middle School
on May 24, 2010 at 7:53 am

Whoops - bus home


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on May 24, 2010 at 8:09 am

I don't believe Gunslinger's comment should have been censored if the Danville Weekly's half story is not censored...half stories and inaccurate reporting is just a bad. These past few months the Danville Weekly has not been what it was.


Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet, a resident of another community
on May 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Emily,

Do the Danville investigators actually think the shooting suspect is still in Danville or should they be looking elsewhere?

Likely a too-obvious question?

The ROFL in Ralph N. Shirlet


Posted by jrm, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on May 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Hey El Pintado neighbors....so fill us in...what is up? do you guys not have computers? perhaps the lots are so big you guys do not know each other as neighbors.


Posted by from the looks of it, a resident of Danville
on May 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

hmmm. black man. gun. shooting. sounds pretty normal to me based on crime in other areas of contra costa county. but when it happens in danville it hits really close to home. no pun intended.


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