Castro Valley homeowner shot in catalytic converter theft

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A Castro Valley homeowner was shot Wednesday morning by one of the four suspects trying to steal his catalytic converter. 

According to a news release from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report of shots fired at around 3:50 a.m. on the 4500 block of Sargent Avenue. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found a victim with two gunshot wounds to his leg. He was reportedly shot after trying to stop four suspects attempting to steal the catalytic converter from his car. 

He was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. 

The suspects fled the scene in a silver four-door sedan. According to the police, the vehicle was located by a patrol unit heading to Oakland on Interstate 589 at 150th Avenue. 

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn’t yield, resulting in a pursuit. Police lost track of the vehicle at the 680 split. 

Later, CHP advised of a vehicle accident in Walnut Creek at the Treat and Buskirk intersection. Four suspects reportedly ran from the vehicle but were not found. Deputies found the car full of cut catalytic converters. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.