Vallejo Police officers took down a heavily armed man in body armor after a high-speed chase into Oakland that started in Vallejo’s Glen Cove neighborhood Thursday, officials said.
When the dust settled, two Vallejo Police officers were slightly injured, Capt. Lee Horton said Friday.
Vallejo officers responded to a call from a witness just after 1 p.m., reporting an armed man that she knew, sitting in his vehicle outside her Glen Cove home, Horton said. The reporting party said the man was heavily armed and that she was fearful for her safety, he said.
When we got there, the suspect fled in a vehicle, onto the freeway; the 780, the 680, the 24 – and ended up on the surface streets of Oakland, Horton said. He fired at officers, at least once, possibly twice, striking a windshield and slightly injuring an officer.
The suspect vehicle, a black SUV, crashed at 22nd Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland, and the suspect fired at officers again, but this time officers returned fire, he said. This was just before 5 p.m., according to reports.
He was taken into custody, medically treated and interviewed by Oakland Police Department officials, Horton said. The suspect, who is believed to be a Fremont resident, was found to have with him several assault rifles, and a hand gun, and he was wearing body armor, Horton said. Horton said he didn’t know the suspect’s medical condition Friday, except that he’s alive.
Oakland police are taking over the criminal investigation, while Vallejo is conducting its own, internal one.
We don’t know what his intentions were, but we was heavily armed and wearing body armor, Horton said. Officers put themselves at significant risk to protect the public.
Vallejo police officers shot and injured a suspect who opened fire on police after a pursuit that ended in Oakland Thursday afternoon, police said today. Capt. John Whitney said officers were investigating “serious criminal threats” when they tried to contact a suspect in Vallejo. The suspect fled, and officers chased the person around 30 miles south to 22nd Street and International Boulevard in Oakland. Police said the suspect then opened fire and officers “returned fire.” According to police, the suspect was struck several times and was taken into custody and treated at a hospital. Police didnt say today what condition the suspect is in and didnt identify the person. Vallejo police have launched an internal probe into the shooting, while Oakland police are working on the criminal investigation.