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Man at home with son shoots, kills robbery suspect

ANTIOCH (AP) — Antioch police say a man at home with his young son disarmed a would-be robber and shot the suspect to death with the suspect's own gun.

The shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Acting Police Lt. Diane Aguinaga says the man heard the doorbell ring at his home but did not answer. The door was then kicked open.

The man confronted the suspect, and the two struggled.

Aguinaga says the resident wrestled away the suspect's gun and shot him several times with it. He then called police.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still trying to identify him.

The resident and his son have not been identified. They were not hurt.


San Francisco sues feds over pipeline safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city has sued the federal agency in charge of enforcing gas pipeline safety, saying it "abjectly failed" to help prevent a deadly explosion in a nearby suburb.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Tuesday the city filed the suit because the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has ignored San Francisco's concerns since the September 2010 blast in San Bruno, which killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

The lawsuit claims the agency has failed to implement recommendations by federal investigators. A report into the explosion faulted lax enforcement of federal safety rules and the actions of pipeline owner Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

PG&E operates three gas transmission lines that run below densely populated San Francisco.

Representatives from the pipeline administration and PG&E declined comment on the suit but said they were committed to safety.

Man arrested in 2nd roommate slaying

HAYWARD. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1995 slaying of his roommate in Oakland has been arrested on suspicion of killing another roommate.

Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson says 54-year-old Michael Wyatt turned himself in to authorities on Sunday.

He is suspected of stabbing 59-year-old James Nobles to death at the home they shared near Hayward during an argument and then dumping Nobles's body near train tracks. The body was found there on Feb. 8.

Wyatt served 10 years in prison following his conviction on manslaughter charges in the 1995 death of 29-year-old Titus Crowder. Crowder was found shot to death in the apartment he shared with Wyatt on July 15, 1995.

Authorities say an argument spurred that shooting.


5, including toddler, wounded in shooting

VALLEJO (AP) — Five people were wounded, including a toddler, during a shootout that began at a strip mall nail salon and spilled out onto the street outside, Vallejo police said.

The shooting occurred Monday night, when at least one man went into Tina's Nails shop and opened fire, according to police. It's not clear who his target was, and police have not established a motive for the shooting.

Another man inside the nail salon shot back, and the two men and a third suspect continued the shootout outside, Sgt. Kevin Hamrick said.

"All the armed suspects left the store on foot and a running gun battle continued down city streets," Hamrick said.

Multiple stores in the area were struck by gunfire and suffered broken glass. Police recovered about two dozen shell casings.