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Gun brandishing incident leads to arrest of two individuals

Gun brandishing incident leads to arrest of two individuals

Contra Costa County

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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