San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Man Allegedly Tries to Run Over Rancher and is Shot

A pickup truck driver who allegedly tried to run down a ranch owner in unincorporated Alameda County far outside Livermore Sunday was shot by the rancher, sheriff’s officials said today.

Scott Hagan, 55, of Pleasanton, who is suspected of driving the truck, is in a San Jose hospital with a sheriff’s hold on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism, Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said. According to Kelly, Hagan allegedly smashed his truck into a barn, the rancher’s home, a truck and a propane tank.

The rancher armed himself and told Hagan to stop, but Hagan allegedly began driving toward him. The rancher then fired several rounds at Hagan, who suffered gunshot wounds to his upper torso and hand that are not life-threatening, Kelly said.

According to Kelly, the rancher called 911 just after 9 p.m. to report the incident. “The incident was in a very remote part of Alameda County in the 18000 block of Mines Road,” Kelly said.

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