San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Union City Robbery Suspects Shoot Good Samaritan for Following Them

Union City Robbery Suspects Shoot Good Samaritan for Following Them

Alleged suspect. Credit NBC Bay Area

Alleged suspect. Union City Police Department

A good Samaritan who was trying to identify two suspects he witnessed rob a female of her jewelry in Union City was shot by the suspects for following them, police say.

Union City Police Department Press Release

***Attempted Homicide Investigation ***

On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at approximately 12:36 PM, Union City Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and H Street for a just occurred shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned that a male victim (44 years old) was shot once in the leg. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was later released.

During the investigation, it was learned that the shooting victim was driving in the area when he observed two suspects rob a female victim of her jewelry. After the robbery, the suspects fled towards a nearby getaway vehicle. The male victim followed the suspects to obtain their license plate and vehicle description. During the process, the suspects shot the victim for following them.

Three suspects were later taken into custody in the City of Oakland, CA. A high-capacity pistol magazine was recovered, but no weapons were located.

The suspects arrested were two juveniles (16 and 17 years old) from Hayward, CA and one adult. The 17-year-old juvenile was charged with PC 211 (Robbery) and PC 245 (assault with a deadly weapon). The 16-year-old juvenile was charged with PC 211 (Robbery) and PC 664/187 (attempt homicide).

The adult was identified as:
Ronald Hayes (29 years old, from Hayward, CA) was charged with PC 211 (Robbery), PC 246 (discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle), PC 245(B) (Assault with a semi-automatic firearm), and CVC 2800.4 (Evading arrest). Ronald Hayes also had an outstanding warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Perry at [email protected] or 510-675-5266.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can leave information on the UCPD tip line at 510-675-5207 or at [email protected]
PIO Sergeant Jean Jimenez is available for media inquiries at 510-485-3746 on 08/09/22, from 6PM-10PM.

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