The Fremont Police Department is turning to the public to help identify or locate suspects in two separate incidents -- a possible road-rage I-680 freeway shooting that left one man shot in the torso, and a man who reportedly exposed himself inside a store.
For details, read on ...
By Bay City News Service
Investigators are trying to locate a driver who shot another motorist in Fremont early this morning after a highway road-rage incident, a police spokeswoman said.
"Two drivers engaged in some type of confrontation or road rage on Highway 680," police Officer Geneva Bosques said.
The incident occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. on southbound I-680. Both drivers exited at Mission Boulevard and turned right onto Brown Road, and one driver fired a gun at the other car, hitting the driver, Bosques said.
The shooter then fled and has not been located.
The victim, a 59-year-old Pleasanton man, managed to drive several blocks and stopped near the East West Bank at 44615 Mission Blvd., she said.
He had suffered at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken to a hospital, Bosques said. His wounds are considered serious but he is expected to survive.
"We hope to have a further update on him later today," she said.
The victim's dog, a German shepherd, was in the backseat of the car at the time of the shooting but was unhurt and was taken to the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue shelter, Bosques said.
Bosques said it remains unclear what exactly happened on the highway, but that the confrontation may have started because the suspect thought the victim was driving too slowly.
"We're still waiting to interview him more extensively today," she said of the victim.
She said it is possible both the suspect and the victim were acting aggressively.
"We strongly recommend that if people start to see themselves getting involved in a situation of road rage, they quickly do whatever they can to de-escalate the situation ... You never know the state of mind or what the other driver is capable of," Bosques said.
Anyone with more information on this morning's shooting is asked to call Fremont police at (510) 790-6900.
In the other incident:
Fremont police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have exposed himself to a woman at a local Walmart Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Argus, officers responded to the Walmart located on the 40500 block of Albrae Street at 2:20 p.m. where they met with store security. Surveillance footage showed a male suspect walking the store aisles before exposing himself to a 20-year-old woman. He then left the store.
The suspect (photographed above) is described as being in his late 20s to mid-30s, about 5-foot-9, with a medium to heavy build. Police told the Argus that the suspect may have came from his place of employment due to his attire — red polo, grey sweater vest and dark pants — and his wearing an ID badge around his neck.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Fremont police officer Bryan Hollifield at 510-790-6800 x13620 or BHollifield@fremont.gov. Anonymous tips can also be left via Nixle or at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.