Police have arrested the second suspect involved in a burglary that sparked a shooting at an off-duty police officer’s Brentwood home Tuesday, a police sergeant said today. Officers arrested 28-year-old Tracy resident Michael Crosby — the
alleged accomplice in the burglary — around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Larkspur Drive in Livermore, Sgt. Tim Herbert said.
Crosby and another Tracy man, Daniel Gallardo, 24, allegedly broke into the home of an off-duty Pittsburg police officer in the 1800 block of Fiorita Way in Brentwood Tuesday at around 11:30 a.m. The officer confronted and shot Gallardo, who was transported to a nearby hospital and is listed in stable condition today, authorities said. Crosby fled the scene after the shooting, prompting a manhunt that led to his arrest Wednesday night.
Police said the officer, whose name is not being released, is on paid administrative leave during an investigation into the incident. Lt. Ron Raman said the officer has 16 years of police experience and has spent most of that time in the Pittsburg Police Department. After his arrest, Crosby was booked into Contra Costa County Jail on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and probation violation.
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