According to KTVU Fox 2, the victim, Blake Mohs, 26, worked as a loss prevention employee at the California retail site. According to the publication, he was characterised by friends as a Boy Scout leader who was engaged to be married.
After getting a call about a guy bleeding inside the Home Depot store, Pleasanton police assisted Mohs. Mohs was taken to a neighbouring hospital, where he later passed away from his wounds, according to authorities, ABC 7 News said.
According to witnesses cited by police, Mohs approached a female suspect who reportedly resisted and shot him. According to ABC 7 News, the suspect, 32-year-old Benicia Knapps, reportedly escaped to a getaway car being driven by suspect David Guillory while Knapp’s toddler was inside. Deputies from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office managed to capture both individuals, and a firearm was found at a nearby crossroads.
According to KTVU, Knapps was reportedly attempting to take an electrical device, presumably a charger, and was “determined to exit without paying,” according to Pleasanton police Lt. Erik Silacci. As he often reported thefts to the department, Mohs was well-known to Pleasanton police, according to Silacci. The victim was a “valuable, valuable” contributor to the community, said Silacci.
Home Depot released a statement that said, “We’re heartbroken over this senseless tragedy,” according to ABC 7. Blake was a coworker and friend of ours, and we send our condolences to his loved ones and family.