BRENTWOOD – Brentwood police identified a suspect in a shooting incident Sunday night at the Sycamore Garden Apartments complex.

Joshua Smith, 30, from Long Beach, was identified on Tuesday as the suspect who was wounded in the officer-involved shooting that sent he and his female hostage to a hospital with gunshot wounds, police said in a press release. Smith was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on an outstanding felony parole warrant and two counts of attempted murder on a peace officer. 

Brentwood police responded to the apartment complex on the 160 block of Sycamore Ave. at about 9 p.m. Sunday after someone originally reported a hostage situation with a female being held against her will by a known male suspect armed with a gun, police said. The female hostage has not been identified.. 


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