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Sunday, February 24, 2013

SJSO: Stockton Officer Involved Shooting - Suspect Dead

 Update – On February 22, 2013, at around 3:00pm Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the 100 Blk. S. Cardinal Ave in Stockton. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a Silver Mercedes sedan with paper license plates. 

The vehicle the officers stopped was a Silver Mercedes sedan with paper license plates matching the suspect vehicle description provided by the robbery victim. During the course of the investigation, investigators learned the vehicle was reported stolen on 11/05/2012, out of Roseville, Ca.

 San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Advisory: (Stockton, Ca.) Officer Involved Shooting


(Stockton, Ca.) On February 23, 2013, at around 9:00pm members of the San Joaquin County Gang Task Force conducted a traffic stop in the 200 Blk. of S. Adelbert Ave on vehicle matching the description of a suspect vehicle wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred the day before.

As officers exited their vehicle and were attempting to make contact with the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated, attempting to hit one or both of the officers. One officer fell to the ground and both officers drew their weapons and shot at the driver to eliminate the threat.

The driver was shot and when he was removed from the vehicle, officers found a loaded handgun in the driver’s waistband. The driver was transported to a local hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

A multi agency Protocol Investigation has been launched and is ongoing.

The decedent’s name is not being released pending the notification to the next of kin.

A San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy and Stockton Police officer were involved in the shooting and were not injured. Their names are not being released at this time pending three days administrative leave that is procedure when involved in a critical incident.

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