RICHMOND -- A 28-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday after a noontime shooting that injured a man apparently using free Wi-Fi outside a home, authorities said.

Police responded about 12:15 p.m. to the 600 block of 5th Street in the Iron Triangle neighborhood after the city's gunfire detection system activated, said Sgt. Nicole Abetkov. Officers found two cars and a home hit by gunfire but no victims.

A short time later, Contra Costa sheriff deputies patrolling First Street and W. Grove Avenue in North Richmond stopped Robert Matlock Jr. in a white 1999 Chevy Cavalier matching the description of the car used in the shooting. Two shell casings were found inside the car, police said. Matlock was arrested on suspicion of firing into an inhabited dwelling, Abetkov said.

Four hours later, a man who had been grazed by a bullet in his right hip showed up at Kaiser Hospital in Richmond. The man said he was shot while standing outside the home where the shooting took place.

He told police he doesn't believe he was the intended target and was there to use free Wi-Fi.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



Advertisement