Sgt. Steve Beukelman of the Tracy Police Department said Tuesday, July 2, that investigators found shell casings in the parking lot of Carl’s Jr., 2380 W. Grant Line Road, and that when officers arrived, they detained five people at gunpoint.
One man was allegedly holding a crowbar, according to the police dispatch log.
At the scene, Amandeep Khalsa, 20, of Union City, was arrested and charged with brandishing a weapon.
Officers cited him at police headquarters and released him.
According to Beukelman, one man was beat up when he allegedly confronted a group of men who he believed had stolen his green Ford Mustang during a carjacking in Alameda County. The sergeant was unclear about when that alleged incident happened.
The victim had found his car listed for sale on the Internet and called the seller to arrange a meeting at Carl’s Jr.
Police received an initial call about two men fighting and then a second call about two cars converging on the scene and the occupants beating up one man, Beukelman said.
Three gunshots were allegedly heard by a witness, and a man was seen with “blood all over,” the police log states.
The police log states that a gun was seen on the ground at the scene, but Beukelman said police did not recover a weapon. Investigators did collect an undisclosed number of shell casings.
Beukelman said the victim had other people with him but did not know how many.
According to a witness report, the alleged shooter had a handgun and is a heavyset Hispanic man who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The suspected carjacker is described as a black man, 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the alleged auto theft, Beukelman said. He added that the victim got his car back.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Tracy Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 831-4847; texting TIPTPD to 274637 with the tip; or submitting an online form at www.tracycrimestoppers.com.
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