A property manager was shot when he and sheriff's deputies attempted to deliver a foreclosure notice at a home in unincorporated San Ramon Wednesday afternoon, prompting an armed standoff between the shooter and law enforcement officers.
The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. at a home at 3470 Ashbourne Circle, inside the Norris Canyon Estates community, according to Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.
The man then barricaded himself in the home for several hours, finally surrendering after the sheriff's SWAT team fired tear gas into the home to force him out at about 5:45 p.m.
The suspect, a 42-year-old man, was being questioned on Wednesday night and will later be booked into jail, Lee said.
Lee said deputies from the sheriff's office's civil unit went to the home to serve an eviction notice due to a bank foreclosure and were
accompanied by a locksmith and a property manager.
As the locksmith was drilling the door open, a man inside the home shot through the front door, striking the property manager in the leg.
Deputies did not return fire, Lee said.
The property manager was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley to be treated for a gunshot wound, Lee said.
No other injuries have been reported. The sheriff's office had initially reported that the incident was an officer-involved shooting and
then that the locksmith had been shot but have since clarified that only the property manager was hit by gunfire.
About an hour after the shooting, residents in about 40 to 50 nearby homes received an automated phone message from the sheriff's office telling them to shelter in place, Lee said.
That order was lifted after the suspect surrendered.