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Retired cop involved in shooting at Benicia shopping center

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A retired police officer fired several shots when he intervened in an incident in the parking lot of the Raley's shopping center in Benicia Wednesday afternoon, a police lieutenant said.

No one was struck by the gunfire, and it is not believed anyone else fired a weapon, Lt. Frank Hartig said.

The officer was assaulted with a motor vehicle during the incident that happened around 3:20 p.m. in the parking lot at 890 Southampton Road, Hartig said.

Two people were detained for questioning and there was no threat to public safety, Hartig said.

Hartig said more information will be released later today.

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