UPDATE: Office of the Sheriff Investigates CHP Officer Involved Shooting in Martinez

June 29, 2014 · 25 comments

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.

1 Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

We now wait for someone to ask if they couldn’t have used a taser and gotten him the help he so desperately needed.

Some will really say that.

2 Anon June 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Hmmm, Oakland resident anyone?

3 Anonomous June 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Where we’re the drugs. Up his butt, he looked naked as a J-bird when I saw him lying on the ground. From what I could see, it was totally obvious he was disoriented from the impact of the accident. He didn’t have a chance to refuse any orders. He stepped out of the vehicle & within 2 seconds the officers started to say get” & 5 shots were fired. He didn’t have a chance & all the officers know it. They might as well start up Marshall Law because that’s what this Bay Area is coming too! 20 years ago Police Officers made people feel safe. Now people are scared to death of the police & not just the tweakers! You’d think this was Russia. CNET is a perfect example of our wonderful Law Enforcement.

4 I'm The Urban Spaceman June 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Wow…Just….Wow.

Meth?

5 Justin June 29, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Sounds like the officer did the right thing.

Any dashcam footage?

6 Grumpy Old Man June 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Dear Deputy, I and many others stand behind you. Thank You, Grumpy

7 PO'd June 29, 2014 at 5:15 PM

That kid would be better off if the perp was killed. What a POS!!

8 Mike "troll" Dame June 29, 2014 at 5:19 PM

what the heck was a 7 year old doing with the guy, was it his child or had he abducted them?

9 Beef Chalupa June 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I almost want to give him credit for letting the kid out, but no. Whatever he was running from, the 7 year-old’s safety trumps that. He should have manned up and pulled over and made sure the cops knew he had a kid. If his life situation was so perilous he never should had the kid in the car.

Btw, am I allowed to draw anytime I see one of these man children with their hands down their pants? Poor guy, he was probably just “keepin it real” and holding his junk and a culturally naive officer mistook his intentions and shot him. And now he’s earned bragging rights to boot, he’ll be showing off that scar the rest of his life. I hope that kid gets somebody better to raise them out of all this.

10 roxie June 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

as a resident of Vine Hill up here in Martinez and a victim of having to listen to these shenanigans and screeching and sirens for a good amount of time last night this guy got what he deserved.every single one of us up here deserves to feel safe and at that time none of us felt safe.I’m glad he let the kid out of the car.probably the only smart decision he made all night long.hopefully in prison he’ll get the help he needs

11 captain obvious June 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM

@ # 3,
A guy leads Police on a high speed chase from Antioch to Pacheco, ramming Police cars with a gun and drugs and somehow the Police are the bad guys? What’s “totally obvious” is that you are anti Police.

If you think the Police who are outnumbered, outgunned and underappreciated are the bad guys, step up and join the force so you can be a better example.

12 Just me June 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Maybe these hoodlums will start wearing suspenders so they can run with their hands up

13 Yhe Phantom June 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

“…he got the help he so desperately needed.”

Grateful the officer made his shot.

Anonomous?

20 years ago people were afraid of the Police…crime deterrent…they represented law abiding society…me …against …you.

Modern law enforcement is a source of “process” support, where the problem is non-lethal, unless you bring a weapon…then it is a source of teachable moments.

14 Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Dear poster three. First it’s not marshal law it’s martial law. Second , congrats on you ability to discern the suspect was disoriented from “the impact of the accident”I guess drugs never entered your mind.

First you tell us you saw him laying naked on the ground and then you say he stepped out of the car and was shot without having a chance to refuse orders.

Interesting you were in so many places at one time, kinda Harry Potterish doncha know?

15 Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Hey #3 you are obviously an important witness. There is a number at the bottom of the story. Why don’t you call it and report your observations?

16 Elwood June 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM

@ Anonomous #3

You can’t even spell anonymous, ****head.

The cops should have gotten the perp a comfy pillow and a nice drink of juice.

Had a few problems with the popo have you?

17 Darwin June 29, 2014 at 8:54 PM

The piece of crap used the kid as a decoy to escape. Too bad the shot was not fatal.

18 Tree Farm June 29, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Which 6L unit almost got rammed?

19 Captain Cali June 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

For all you armchair quarterbacks that have never been in a life or death situation. When you are pursing a possible suspect and that suspect stops running and begins to attack you the situation escalates very quickly. You have less than a second sometimes to make a life or death decision. Now if it’s right or wrong it was the best decision you made at that moment and you have to live with it forever so don’t be so quick to judge something you no nothing about. We don’t go to Tacobell and tell you how to make your burritos so don’t judge law enforcement without having all the facts or not been there yourself. When a suspect attacks you, your escalation goes to a higher level, if they don’t comply to your first verbal commands that’s even if you get the chance to give a verbal command. Just remember law enforcement are human too they are not highly trained assassin robots they have to live with those right or wrong split second decisions for the rest of there lives. Just try not to be so quick to judge events you know little or nothing about.

20 odb June 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I am glad the police did what they did I in fact was a witness to that little boy running out of the car. At least the piece of s## didn’t start ramming cars until after he let the kid out. The poor child is innocent in this entire situation and he will probably be traumatized for a very long time. As far as I am concerned and I am sure that the many people that were with me watching this man drive through our neighborhood and not only terrorize us but the child in the car would agree that the police made the right move in this situation and I hope he rots away. And let me express that unless the guy was also being a stripper during the time that he was driving through our neighborhood like a mad man dropping off a kid and ramming cop cars he certainly wasn’t naked and that brings up another concern if he were naked which he clearly was not why would he have been naked with a little boy in the car Humm. Some people should think before they speak.

21 LE June 29, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.

22 I'm The Urban Spaceman June 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Uh, MARSHALL law????

23 Anonymous June 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

The marshal law v martial law spelling may have occurred earlier with a frequent nut job poster..Same poster?

24 nytemuvr June 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

@I’m The Urban Spaceman #22
Marshal Matt Dillion…

25 anonymous June 30, 2014 at 6:31 PM

There, ANONYMOUS, MARTIAL. For the people making spelling corrections, thank you for your concern? Good to know your so concerned with the spelling & missing the point. I feel sorry for the little boy of course.ODB, did you personally know the driver & the kid? Elwood, your name clearly represents your statement. Darwin, Did you know the driver of the car? I think your all missing the point. Good luck people!

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