Tesla worker behind ‘suspicious death’ in Fremont factory; shooting suspect arrested

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The Fremont Police Department confirmed the shooting incident involving a Tesla employee who shot to death a work colleague on Monday after their shift.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Solima, 29, of Milpitas, who was arrested by the police and was booked at the Santa Rita Jail, KRON4 reported.

First responders reached the scene at the Tesla Factory parking lot in the 45000 block of Fremont Blvd at around 3:26 in the afternoon.

An unconscious man was first spotted by fire crews. He was seen suffering from a gunshot injury.

The report reached the police department which also sent its officers in the scene. The shot man was then declared dead.

Many .223 rifle casings nearby were found by officials.

29-year-old Anthony Solima of Milpitas (Photo: Alameda County Sheriff)

Based on the probe of homicide investigators, the incident happened after the victim had done his shift at the manufacturing factory.

Interviews were conducted with other employees, and authorities found out that Solima and the slain man had a conflict earlier in the day of the crime. Employees said that the suspect left his task that day.

Solima was located by the officials on Monday at around 8:42 in the afternoon. They continued monitoring him while the investigation progressed.

After a few hours, arrest and search warrants were secured against the suspect who was arrested after he exited his vehicle. He immediately turned himself into the authorities, according to the police.

Recovered from his car was a loaded, non-serialized, .223 caliber, short-barrel rifle.

The investigation on the case continues but authorities said it does not threaten the community’s safety.

The Coroner’s Office, meanwhile, is yet to release the identity of the victim.

The police hotline at (510) 790-6900 is open to anyone who has any details of the crime. Anonymous reports are also welcome at 888777, by putting ‘Tip FremontPD’ before the message.