A 38-year-old Castro Valley man fatally shot Nov. 20 by another man police said he was attacking with a baseball bat inside a Dublin apartment was identified Tuesday as Kenneth Krainski.
Police said after the incident that they were investigating the shooting as self-defense. Investigators were preparing this week to present the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether to file charges.
The man who did the shooting has not been identified. He was released after questioning.
Deputies responded to multiple reports of gunshots at about 6:20 a.m. near 12100 Mountain Daisy. When they arrived at the neighborhood, deputies say the victim, Joseph Wiltz, had suffered a gunshot wound and they provided lifesaving measures.
Wiltz was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
After investigating, officials revealed that Wiltz came to his ex-girlfriend's house and began assaulting her, stemming from domestic violence.
Official say that the woman's son, 27-year-old Javon Small, stepped outside of the home and saw Wiltz trying to get his mother out of her car. Small shot the suspect when he fell off the car and began approaching him.
The full case was presented to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, who declined to file any charges in the case. The case will be presented to a grand jury for review.