Statue shot at San Leandro parish

The following comes from a June 26 article in the Catholic Voice of the Oakland diocese.

St. Felicitas statue still standing. Photo by Michele Jurich

A San Leandro resident is facing felony charges in the June 10 shooting of a statue of St. Felicitas on the grounds of the San Leandro parish. No students or parishioners were present at the time of the shooting.

Eric Mullen, 34, faces a preliminary hearing on June 26 on charges of vandalism of religious property; discharge of a firearm with gross negligence; carrying a loaded firearm on one’s person in a city; carrying a concealed firearm; resisting, obstruction or delay of a peace officer, along with enhancements, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

According to San Leandro Police, residents in the area of St. Felicitas Church called 911 to report gunshots. One resident reported that he saw smoke and saw a subject leaving the area of the church.

Uniformed officers attempted to detain Mullen, but he resisted and attempted to reach toward his waistband where a gun was concealed. Officers were able to safely detain Mullen and retrieved the loaded firearm from his possession.

Source: The Catholic Voice – an online publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland

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