One Man Shot During a Family Dispute
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Written By: Jim Emerson
HERCULES — A violent confrontation erupted involving a woman’s adult sons and her boyfriend while she was away from home. By the time it was all over one man was wounded by gunfire and two men were arrested.
Police were summoned to the Foxboro Heights neighborhood on February 10. Officers were dispatched at 9:18 a.m. to a house on the 200 block of Brighton Street.
Four men inside failed to come outside when Hercules police used a loudspeaker ordering them to do so. The woman of the household arrived home to an active law enforcement scene outside her residence.
She called upon the occupants to come outside the house. Three of the men complied, leaving behind the fourth man incapacitated inside.
Police determined that the woman’s boyfriend, 39-year-old Lerong Matthis, had a physical altercation with one of her sons. Matthis allegedly used a stun gun to shoot at 31-year-old Sean Robin. The stun gun shot apparently missed its intended target.
Next thing you know, two men were fighting over a more lethal semi-automatic handgun. One of the woman’s sons apparently got shot when he intervened trying to stop the fight, between his brother and his mother’s boyfriend.
In a prepared statement the Hercules Police Department said. “Officers located a 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his lower back.” He was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Officers arrested Matthis and Robin on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other weapons-related offenses. A firearm was recovered from the scene as evidence, and no other victims were found.