Security guard shot near A Street Starbucks, Wednesday afternoon

Police were on the scene of the shooting of a security guard in the Grocery Outlet center, Wednesday afternoon.

Police were on the scene of the shooting of a security guard in the Grocery Outlet center, Wednesday afternoon.

By Allen Payton

According to witnesses, a security guard was shot, today, near the Starbucks in the Grocery Outlet shopping center, located at A and 18th Streets.

According to one business owner in the center, who prefered to remain anonymous, the security guard, Linzy Gordon, got caught in cross fire between two gangs shooting at each other. He was hit in the back of the arm and shoulder and was in surgery at about 4:35 p.m.

UPDATE: According to a press release by Corporal William Dee, Patrol Division of the Antioch Police Department, received by the Herald, Wednesday evening:

At 2:09 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, officers were dispatched to the area of A Street and W. 18th Street for a report of shots fired with at least one person shot. As officers arrived, witnesses provided descriptions of the suspect. The suspect was soon detained a short distance away and was found to be in possession of a firearm. That suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers at the scene also found a security guard had been struck once by gunfire. Based on information obtained during the investigation, it appears an argument at a nearby bus stop preceded the gunfire. An armed security guard observed this, drew his own weapon, and began to fire at the suspect.

During the exchange, the security guard was struck once and pulled into a nearby business. The security guard was taken to an area hospital and expected to make a full recovery. No other injuries were reported.

The case is under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Antioch Police Department.

You may text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.


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13 Comments to “Security guard shot near A Street Starbucks, Wednesday afternoon”

  1. Julio says:

    Wasn’t a lady and her dog shot at the same intersection on Sunday? Come on APD!!!!

    • karl dietzel says:

      pd always will come after the fact, but the question needs to be ask:
      since there are now “more boots” on the ground, when and by how much % will the crime go down?
      what exactly is being done to reduce crime, please don’t say we park a empty cop car on different locations every week.
      where is the plan?

      • Eric A. says:

        Karl did you know this incident was going to happen? Well, neither did that Antioch Police Department. That’s why they come after the fact. Because they can’t see crimes before they happen.

        • Reginald Jamal Brown says:

          I think you’re missing the crux of Karl’s message.

          Actually, I’m not surprised you missed it…

        • karl dietzel says:


          for many years whenever the issue of crime comes up, the answer is “we are understaffed” at a minimum of 4 times a year, crime stats are presented during council meetings, again, the answer is “we’re understaffed”

          now a 1/2 cent sales tax, measure c was voted on. and passed, and first payments are received.
          for the about last 4 weeks, our mayor claims, crime is down, and patrol officers employees are up, by 20 %

          my question is very simple. we have now 20% more cops,

          when will crime go down?
          by how much % will it go down?
          what is the plan to reduce crime?

          that’s all.

    • David Ramey says:

      Get a CCW and protect yourself.Shoot back practice Practice practice don’t miss.

      • Dale Paris says:

        Impossible to get in CCC.

        • Reginald Jamal Brown says:

          I read somewhere that the law to carry concealed is under court process to make it more easier to get.

          • Lane Mortensen says:

            Except the county sheriff in Contra Costa County refuses to recognize the latest court opinion on CCW. It will likely require another lawsuit to make it happen. Either that or maybe the citizens of the county will eventually smarten up and elect a sheriff that isn’t a political pawn…

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