As we previously reported, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is investigating a CHP Officer involved shooting in Martinez.
The following update is from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff:
On Saturday at about 9:32 PM, the California Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit in the Pacheco area. During the pursuit, the suspect let a 7-year-old child out of the vehicle, rammed a CHP patrol car and attempted to strike a Martinez Police car. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, continued to flee when his vehicle collided with a telephone pole and parked car on Pacheco Blvd.
The suspect then exited the vehicle with his hands concealed in his waistband. The officer feared for his life and discharged his firearm at the suspect who refused to comply with orders.
The suspect was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and is expected to survive his wounds. He is not being identified at this time.
A gun was found in the suspect’s vehicle and drugs were found on him.
This case is being investigated by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, DA’s Office and CHP per the countywide officer-involved protocol.
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact Detectives at 925-313-2600.