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July 26, 2011 > Burglary, shooting suspects apprehended

Burglary, shooting suspects apprehended

Submitted By Lt. Ben Horner, Union City PD

July 22
Union City Police Officers responded to a reported in-progress residential burglary on Annette Court. The homeowner/victim heard a knock on his door and then the sound of glass breaking. The homeowner called "911" after confronting an intruder inside of his home. Officers broadcast a description of the intruder who was observed fleeing over several backyard fences.

A neighborhood search was initiated for an adult black male with a thin build, approximately 6'5" in height, wearing a white t-shirt and black pants. A subject matching the description was located on Darlene Drive; as officers approached, he fired several shots from a handgun at them. Officers returned fire but were unsure if the suspect was hit. The suspect immediately fled through a residence and into the surrounding neighborhood.

Residents were advised to "shelter in place" as SWAT teams from Union City, Fremont, Newark and the Alameda County Sheriff's Department conducted a house-by-house, yard-by-yard search. A suspect was located hiding in a tool shed several houses away from the shooting scene but refused to surrender. He was taken into custody after being subdued by a police canine. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment then transferred to Santa Rita County Jail.

The initial burglary suspect was located and taken into custody by SWAT officers who found him hiding several houses away from the location of the shooting. A number of homes were evacuated and an extensive search conducted with the assistance of a CHP helicopter. SWAT teams deployed chemical weapons into the residence on Darlene Way prior to entering the home and searching for additional suspects.

No additional suspects were located. Police investigators are determining which suspect fired at police.

Authorities are asking anyone with additional information to please call the Union City Police Department at (510) 471-1365. The Union City Police Department also has a tip line for callers that want to leave anonymous tips (510) 675-5207) (

Update of police action of July 22
Submitted by Lt. Kelly Musgrove

July 23
The following suspects have been arrested in connection with the police action of July 22:

Lamar Lomak of Union City, was arrested for Attempted murder of an officer), Assault with a firearm on an officer and Child Endangerment.

Christopher Gaines, unknown city of residence, was arrested for an unrelated warrant for Possession of Stolen Property. No additional charges have been filed at this time.

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