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Published on May 21, 2024
Foresthill Man Charged with Attempted Murder After I-680 Freeway Shooting Incident in San RamonSource: CHP - Golden Gate Division

A man from Foresthill has been arrested for attempted murder following a freeway shoot-out that, fortunately, left no one injured. The dramatic incident occurred on I-680 in San Ramon, and swift action by authorities has resulted in Lee Brandon O’Conner, 42, facing charges of attempted murder and multiple weapons violations, per the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division.

The incident unfolded late Sunday afternoon when the CHP's Dublin Area office received a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired on the highway. The victims provided a detailed description of the suspect's vehicle, which was quickly relayed to local law enforcement. San Ramon Police located the car and conducted a traffic stop, leading to the arrest of O’Conner, according to a CHP Facebook post.

Dublin Area officers swiftly arrived at the scene of the stop. Upon further investigation, they discovered a firearm in O’Conner's car, leading to his booking at the Martinez Detention Facility. The CHP's Special Investigations Unit has since joined the Dublin office in further probing the incident.

The CHP took this opportunity to remind the public about the importance of being vigilant witnesses, prioritizing safety, and calling 9-1-1 when they are safely out of danger. They emphasized providing detailed descriptions of vehicles, license plates, and drivers to aid law enforcement. "Any details including a description of the vehicle, license plate, description of the driver, or any other identifying information that may aid law enforcement in their investigation," mentioned the CHP on their Facebook page. The agency hopes that such information will help them close similar cases swiftly.

The CHP is actively seeking additional information regarding the shooting and encourages anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact the Dublin Area office at (925) 828-0466. Their ongoing mission to "provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security" remains central as they continue to protect the highways and community members.