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Gun brandishing incident leads to arrest of two individuals

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Gun brandishing incident leads to arrest of two individuals

Contra Costa County, California – After a gun-brandishing incident at the Cheesecake Factory in Walnut Creek, two individuals are facing charges.

The Walnut Creek Police Department’s fast response stopped a potentially dangerous scenario from escalating. Officers from Walnut Creek were dispatched to The Cheesecake Factory on Locust Street about 5:00 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a man with a weapon.

Upon arrival, officers detained several people without incident and determined this was a targeted act.

Taken into custody were 21-year-old Lauren Lopez and 20-year-old Joshua Miles, both from San Francisco.

During a fight between several customers, Miles brandished a gun, which was registered to Lopez. After the scene was secured, police canvassed the area and located a bag hidden in a water fountain next to the table where the couple had been eating.

Found inside was a loaded Glock handgun with two extra magazines, as well as a wallet belonging to one of those arrested.

Charges include possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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