Emeryville Police officers responded to call at the Denny’s on Powell Street early Saturday morning at about 3:56 a.m.. Witnesses reported a male subject acting erratically and “flipping over tables.” After arriving on the scene, officers were able to locate the subject and determined that he was in fact the victim of an assault in the restaurants’ parking lot.
Officers learned that the victim got into a verbal argument with another male in the lot. During this argument, the suspect pulled out a firearm. The victim reacted by tackling the suspect and then fled on foot.
The suspect fired the gun at the victim but did not hit him. The victim fled into Denny’s and began turning over tables inside the restaurant to apparently shield himself.
There were no injuries reported and officers recovered evidence at the scene that substantiated the victims claim. Officers are continuing to collect evidence for the investigation.
June 5th update:
The Emeryville Police Department shared the below surveillance photo of the suspected shooter. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Emeryville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Section at (510) 596-3700.