CONCORD -- A Concord man in a dispute with a woman fired several shots into the air and tried to escape police before he was finally arrested, police said.

The 43-year-old man, who was not identified by police because the investigation is ongoing, was arrested on suspicion of shooting into an inhabited dwelling after firing "several rounds" into the air in front of a home in the 5200 block of Concord Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Lt. Robin Heinemann said.

What set off the man was still being investigated, she said.

Police found out the license plate number to the van the man drove away shortly after the shooting and went to his residence, which police did not disclose. As police approached, the suspect drove off again in the van.

He finally was stopped on East Oliveira Road and surrendered without incident after police drew guns and conducted a high-risk stop, Heinemann said.

Police did not say how the man and woman may have been related.

Contact Rick Hurd in Walnut Creek at 925-945-4780 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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