General Crime

* Jonathan Collins Of Concord Claims He Shot His Friend By Mistaking Him As Intruder

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A man who allegedly shot his friend early Sunday morning in Concord claimed that he mistook him for an intruder, but police are still investigating the circumstances of the crime, Concord police Lt. Jim Lardieri said today. Concord police received a call at about 1 a.m. Sunday from John Muir Medical Center in Concord reporting that a man with a gunshot wound had been brought to the hospital by a group of friends.When officers arrived at the hospital, they found the victim with his friends, including the alleged shooter, Lardieri said. Investigators learned that the shooting had happened in an apartment in the 1500 block of Glazier Drive.The alleged shooter, 20-year-old Jonathan Collins, claimed that he had mistaken the victim for an intruder and shot him, Lardieri said.Detectives have learned that the group had been hanging out earlier that evening,Lardieri said.Collins was arrested but was later released pending further investigation, Lardieri said.The victim is expected to survive.

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