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San Pablo Domestic Violence Shooting Leaves Woman Critically Injured

SAN PABLO (CBS SF) – San Pablo police heard gunfire while they were approaching a house Wednesday night to investigate a report involving a man who was threatening to shoot himself, and shortly after that a woman ran out with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment and remained in critical condition Thursday morning. Police said the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Javier Portillo, ran out immediately after the victim and was detained without incident.

The call for service originated from an address on South Victoria Court just after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. During a subsequent search of the house, officers located several unregistered firearms, including a 9mm handgun thought to have been used in the shooting.

Investigators believe the violence may have been started by a domestic dispute.

Portillo was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide.

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No Charges Against San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer For Altercation With Wife

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday it would not file charges against Giants CEO Larry Baer following a physical altercation with his wife which was caught on camera.

Baer was placed on leave by the team after the release of the video, which shows Baer standing over his wife of nearly 30 years, Pam, as she’s seated and grappling with her over a cellphone, which sends her tumbling to the ground.

Baer apologized and took a leave of absence from the team following the confrontation. Major League Baseball said it would investigate the incident.

Max Szabo, a spokesman for District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement Tuesday, “After a careful review of the relevant evidence, including multiple videos, statements from several witnesses and the parties themselves, the evidence does not support filing criminal charges.”

On Monday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and domestic violence victim advocates called on MLB to suspend Baer for the incident. A spokesman for the mayor said Tuesday she stands by her previous statement and reiterated that the league “needs to send a clear message that violence against women is not acceptable in any way.”

The Giants declined to comment in response to the DA’s decision, saying it would wait until MLB completed its review of the case.

Domestic violence victims advocate Kathy Black says she respects the DA’s decision, but still believes the league should sanction and even fine Baer because the incident violates the league’s policies on “physical altercations.”

“Perception is: he’s a rich owner, he might get away with whatever, right? And I think there’s a danger to that,” said Black.

Andrea Shorter, part of a newly formed group called “Do What’s Right MLB,” also wants Baer to face some sort of punishment.

“It is about what sort of message, what sort of consequences… and what sort of leadership and accountability can we expect moving forward. What can the MLB do? And we are asking, challenging, and supporting that they do what’s right,” said Shorter.

Pittsburg Adult Ed Administrator Shot, Critically Wounded in Domestic Dispute

PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — The principal of Pittsburg Unified School District’s adult education program is clinging to life after being shot by his wife during a domestic dispute early Saturday, according to authorities.

Paul Shatswell

Paul Shatswell, principal of Pittsburg Unified School District’s adult
education program, was shot during a domestic dispute. (PittsburgUSD)

The shooting victim was identified Sunday by police and the school district as 45-year-old Paul Shatswell. He is listed in critical condition and on life support.

Shatswell’s wife, Maria Vides, has been booked into County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, police said. She allegedly shot him with a handgun around 1:20 a.m. Saturday in their home on Barrie Drive in Pittsburg.

Shatwell is the father of eight children ranging in age from 5 to 29, according to the school district. He previously served as a reserve deputy sheriff for Contra Costa County, along with roles in finance, counseling and educational administration.

“Along with being our adult education principal, Paul was born and raised in Pittsburg, and his children attended, and attend, our schools,”

school district Superintendent Janet Schulze said Sunday in a social media post. “His impact is wide across our Pittsburg community. Along with the shock and grief, there will be many memories of his love of music, friends, family, Pittsburg, and his passion for education.”

Schulze said additional counselors will be on hand at the Pittsburg Adult Education Center on Monday, as well as at the schools his youngest children attend. Staff meetings will be held at the Adult Education Center at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to contact police Detective Jacob Stage at (925) 252-6972.

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