A rancher in Livermore, California, shot a suspect in a pick-up truck that apparently was trying to run him over. East Bay Times published a story about the strange incident on their site.
The Alameda County Sherriff’s Office released a statement on Monday, June 5, about the incident. Per Sgt. Ray Kelly, the suspect, 55-year-old Scott Hagan, had recently met the unnamed rancher.
Sometime this past Sunday night on June 4, Hagan had gone to the rancher’s property in the 1800 block of Mines Road. The rancher’s property is in unincorporated Alameda County, far outside Livermore city limits.
Hagan, inside a pick-up truck, proceeded to ram into the rancher’s barn, his home, a truck, and a propane tank. Once Hagan stopped the truck, the rancher pulled his pistol. He demanded that Hagan get out of the truck.
Instead of exiting the truck, Hagan revved it and started towards the rancher. That’s when the rancher fired the pistol.
Kelly said that the rancher called 911 at around 9:10 pm local time. The rancher said that he had shot someone.
Somehow after being shot, Hagan managed to drive off the property. Police found the suspect in his truck, which had stopped on Mines Road. Emergency services airlifted the suspect to a San Jose Hospital.
Per Kelly, Hagan is expected to recover from gunshot wounds to his hand and torso. The Alameda County Sherriff’s Office has placed a hold on Hagan for assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism.
“This was a cler-cut case of self-defense,” Sgt. Kelly said.
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