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Richmond Police Detective Shoots at a Suspect

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A Richmond police detective fired a single shot at a suspect who was allegedly holding a gun this afternoon but did not hit him, a police spokeswoman said. Members of the department’s gang task force were at 20th Street and Chanslor Avenue, several blocks from the Richmond BART station, at about 1:45 p.m. when they spotted a known gang member there, Detective Nicole Abetkov said.

The detectives were wearing jackets that identified them as police and were driving a marked patrol car. They attempted to talk to the man, and he pulled out a handgun, Abetkov said. One detective fired a single shot but did not hit the suspect. He was then arrested and police confiscated his gun. The man’s name has not been released.

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