CONCORD (BCN)—An unarmed man who was shot and wounded by a security guard at a movie theater in Concord on Sunday evening was allegedly intoxicated and making threats prior to the shooting, according to police.
The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Anthony Countee of Richmond.
The shooting was reported at 6:48 p.m. at the Brenden Concord 14 movie theater on Willow Pass Road.
The suspect, whose name has not been released by police, allegedly walked into the theater without buying a ticket and headed into the lower-level snack bar area, police spokesman Lt. Nicholas Gartner said.
When a security guard with Custom Protective Services asked to see the man’s ticket, he became confrontational and told the security guard he had a gun and would shoot him, police said today.
The security guard pointed his gun at the man and told him to lay on the floor so he could be placed under arrest.
The man then ran out of the theater with the security guard chasing him. The guard shot him multiple times when he allegedly reached for his waistband, police said.
The man, who was not armed, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. He was arrested on suspicion of making felony threats.
The security guard, who was cooperative, was questioned and released by investigators, according to police.
The theater was locked down and surrounding streets were closed during the investigation in order to allow officers to make sure there weren’t other suspects in or around the theater, police said.
Anyone with additional information can call Concord police Detective Kevin Giacoletto at (925) 671-3030.