Danville, California – An incident that initially began as a fight and resulted in several shots being fired in Danville early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man from Concord.
Shortly after one in the morning, police were called to the area of Hartz Avenue and Diablo after receiving complaints of a man discharging a handgun outside of bars in the neighborhood. According to multiple sources, passersby in the area said they heard gunshots and then noticed a fight, with one of the people involved laying on the ground and many others around them escaping in an attempt to remain uninjured.
The suspect, who was reportedly engaged in a dispute with another man, was seen by witnesses pulling an unknown sort of weapon and firing bullets into the air before a group of men took the weapon away from him. There was a big police response to the incident, and multiple units came to the scene.
The man who fired shots in this incident was identified as Jacob Filipo of Concord and was taken into custody by responding officers on multiple charges, including shooting a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and resisting arrest.
Authorities said they could not yet locate the man who disarmed the suspect in the fight. Reportedly, the man fled the scene with a vehicle in an unknown direction after taking the gun from the suspect.
Filipo is being held at the Martinez Detentio facility on $395,000 bail.