A car repossession in Oakland got a little bit out of hand last week after the vehicle’s owner opened fire on the repo man.
It all started last Friday at about 9 a.m., when a local man looked out the window only to find his car was being repossessed. That, according to an Oakland PD spokesperson is when he grabbed his gun and opened fire.
Although the bullets missed the driver they did shatter one of the two truck’s windows. Another hit a parked car.
The shooter’s godmother, identified as Queen Byrd-Proctor, described the suspect as being mentally unstable.
Officers were called out to the scene and an hours-long standoff ensued. Oakland Police Department officers were eventually able to take the suspect into custody, thanks to the help of his family. They were the ones who convinced him to surrender.
The suspect’s name has not been released to the press but sources say he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and attempted murder. He’s currently being held at the Santa Rita Jail on unspecified bail bonds.
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