UPDATE: Suspect Shot by CHP Officer in Pacheco Charged with Several Felonies

July 7, 2014 17:09 pm · 18 comments

A man who was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer after leading officers on a chase from Pittsburg to Pacheco last month has gone from the hospital to jail and has been charged with several felonies, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said today.

Terry Ferguson, 29, of Brentwood, left John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek on Thursday after being treated for gunshot wounds and was booked into Contra Costa County jail in Martinez, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Lee said CHP officers tried to pull Ferguson over for a traffic violation around 9:30 p.m. on June 28 but he drove away, leading them on a pursuit into Martinez.

At one point, the suspect stopped to let his 7-year-old son out of the car, then rammed a CHP patrol car and tried to hit a Martinez police vehicle, Lee said.

The boy was uninjured and is safe, Lee said.

The chase ended a short time later when the suspect crashed into a telephone pole and a parked car near Pacheco Boulevard and Falling Star Drive in Pacheco.

Lee said Ferguson exited the car, placed his hands in his waistband and refused to comply with officers’ commands.

A CHP officer feared for his life and shot the suspect, the spokesman said.

Ferguson was taken to the hospital and arrested.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Ferguson with evading police, possession of drugs for sale, child endangerment, illegal firearm possession and for having a loaded firearm in his vehicle, Lee said.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices and the CHP.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at 925-313-2600.

1 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire July 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

more importantly, was anyone offended during the commission of there crimes? the lefties are demanding to know!

2 me July 7, 2014 at 5:34 PM

This explains what was going on there last week. Lot’s of locals didn’t even know what the heck was up… We were all asking each other on fb,Thanks Claycord.. ( Youprobably did a story on it then, but I missed it.. Now I know )

3 SKS July 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

The officer should have just applied a double tap.

4 Bo Peep July 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

At what moment does someone go so wrong? We are all born innocent and good.

5 citizen review board July 7, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I like it. This seems to be a trend. Cops exercising gun control. By that I mean shooting well and decisively when warranted, instead of just emptying their magazine and calling the coroner. Sure, a lot of these thugs might DESERVE to die, but that’s not their call. I applaud the tactical skill required to take a violent, armed suspect down without just obliterating him.

6 Atticus Thraxx July 7, 2014 at 7:23 PM

“We are all born innocent and good.” Turns out that was a lie. Some people are born stupid, bad, crazy or lazy too.

7 Duck July 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM

“citizen review board”
What ????
If you don’t think that cop was shooting to kill you are mistaken.
Sounds like he needs more range time too me !

8 Anonymous July 8, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Anybody leading law enforcement in a high speed chase with a 7 year old in the car should just be exterminated.

9 cjk July 8, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Trust me, except in rare instances like a sniper taking out a gun etc, police are trained to shoot for the mid section and take out a person as soon as possible, stop them, before they can kill someone. No cop would shoot to only harm, but did show restraint maybe in not firing off more rounds at him once he fell , maybe.. Wasn’t there. But you shoot to stop. You shoot to kill and you shoot at the center of the upper torso… Not legs, not feet, like in the movies..

10 futurama July 8, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Not important enough to flag this guy as white? With the way the yokels talk on this site, this must be a one in a million occurrence!

11 SGD July 8, 2014 at 7:29 AM

No, watch out for the dud smoke.

12 Michelle July 8, 2014 at 7:31 AM

People are so judgemental on a blog…but people tend to write what they feel. no worries.

13 NotShockec July 8, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Not shocked at all to read about Terry. Knew in high school he was this stupid. Dude acted like he ran the place. Let’s see how that works where you’re going. If I had any respect for him, it left once I read that he stopped to let his son out of the car during the chase. Having everything he had in the car and deciding to take them on the chase endangered his son enough. Then he has the million dollar idea to stop and let him out. IDIOT! Enjoy what’s coming to you

14 Ms Minerva July 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Well……………..if you shot the guy, seems like you oughtta charge him with something.

15 Everyone Involved is a Moron July 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Because they didn’t mention it, I assume the guy was unarmed. Therefore whatever “reaching into his waistband” this guy did could not possibly have been retrieving a weapon, and the cop that shot him nearly killed a profoundly stupid, and criminally negligent asshole that should never reproduce again. But nonetheless, deadly force wasn’t even remotely warranted and the cop needs to face consequences as well.

16 well... July 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM

@#15 go back and read it again. Maybe then you will comprehend what was written.

17 @smart July 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Every time I see your entries all I see us dumb and ugly. Try being nice.

18 SK July 15, 2014 at 4:36 AM

SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAN WITH THE CELL PHONE THAT GOT THE SHOOTING ON VIDEO, WHEN THE POLICE SAW HIM FILMING IT THEY RAN OVER TO HIM DEMANDED THE PHONE AND WHEN THE MAN REFUSED TO GIVE UP HIS PHONE THEY ARRESTED HIM CHARGED HIM WITH RESISTING ARREST AND THEY TOOK HIS PHONE AND THIS MAN IS STILL SITTING IN JAIL. MAKES ONE WONDER WAS WHAT HE FILMED THAT IMPORTANT TO CONFISCATE FROM THIS MAN THAT THEY HAD TO ARREST ON A CHARGE OF RESISTING ARREST WHEN OBVIOUSLY HE WAS NOT RESISTING ANYTHING WELL MAYBE RESISTING GIVING UP HIS PHONE.

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