Alleged Car Burglars Shoot Security Guard With Pellet Gun, He Returns Fire With Real Gun

Two 19-year-old men were arrested for allegedly shooting a security guard with a pellet gun in San Francisco on Monday night, police said today.

The shooting was reported at 10:39 p.m. Monday after a 29-year-old man working as a private security guard saw two people burglarizing vehicles near Francisco and Leavenworth streets, according to police.

The guard followed the pair and saw them get into a vehicle. One then shot the guard in the back with a pellet gun as they drove away, police said.

The guard returned fire with his handgun but did not hit the suspects. Officers responded and found the pair near Lombard and Kearny streets, where they were arrested, police spokesman Gordon Shyy said.


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One suspect, Christopher Castillo, of Daly City, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and evading police, Shyy said.

The second suspect, Marshawn Gomez, of Oakland, was arrested for burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools, Shyy said.

The security guard suffered only minor injuries from the pellets and was treated at the scene and released, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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