Video: Off-duty Richmond officer shot and killed at home in Vallejo

The officer was slain while trying to stop a fight between family members


VALLEJO (KRON) — An off-duty Richmond police officer was shot and killed inside his home in Vallejo early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. near the Glen Cove area in the 30 block of Narragansett Court, according to police.

A domestic dispute lead to the murder of Gus Vegas, 58, inside of his own home, police said.

Vegas was attempting to stop a fight involving one of his adult children when the shooting occurred.

The suspect, Robert Vega, is the father of Vegas’ 6-year-old grandson.

Gus Vegas
Gus Vegas

After Vega, 30, allegedly shot and killed Vegas, he fled the home with the 6-year-old grandson.

Vegas was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were able to locate the suspect and the child in Fairfield. Vega was arrested and the child was found unharmed.

Vegas was a 15-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department but lived in Vallejo.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Stay with KRON 4 News for more on this developing story.

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