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Robert McKay Identified as Alleged El Sobrante Standoff Suspect

A man who prompted an hours-long standoff at a home in El Sobrante after allegedly firing multiple shots late Wednesday night has been identified by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office as 37-year-old Robert McKay. Deputies had responded at 11:13 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 5700 block of Nottingham Drive and found several shots had been fired, including one that struck a nearby home, sheriff’s officials said.

Investigators identified McKay, who lived nearby, as a suspect and tried to get him to surrender but he refused, according to the sheriff’s office. Neighbors were asked to shelter in place and the sheriff’s office’s SWAT team was called out along with negotiators. At about 4:50 a.m. today, McKay was taken into custody without incident. McKay was booked into county jail in Martinez on suspicion of shooting into an uninhabited dwelling, exhibiting a deadly weapon, vandalism and obstruction. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant and is being held on $140,000 bail, sheriff’s officials said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (925) 313-2500. Tips can also be sent to [email protected] or by calling (866) 846-3592.

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