FAIRFIELD — The man shot Monday night after police said he charged at officers during a traffic stop near Dixon remained hospitalized Tuesday and was stable, authorities said.
He was the subject of a multiple-level investigation for allegedly stealing two cars and shooting at least one person before the California Highway Patrol apprehended him.
No officers were injured in the Dixon incident that began when CHP officers at about 7:30 p.m. saw the stolen vehicle Webster Lee, 42, of Sacramento, was reported driving back from Contra Costa County, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lee allegedly charged at officers who stopped his Ford Ranger along eastbound Interstate 80 and was shot by a highway patrol officer, the CHP said. Lee was combative and had to be subdued before being transported by ambulance to a local hospital, CHP reported Monday.
His suspected crimes started in Sacramento earlier Monday when he allegedly shot one and perhaps two people, drove to Contra Costa County and left a victim with a gunshot wound, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said. Lee also left a stolen vehicle he was driving, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Lee then got another stolen vehicle, the Ford Ranger, and headed back to Sacramento before CHP officers stopped the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. Police in Sacramento and Concord are among the investigating agencies.
Officials had shut down I-80 Monday night just west of Kidwell Road in connection with Lee’s apprehension. The last of the closed lanes was reopened shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
It’s the second officer-involved shooting in the area this year.
The first occurred Friday in Vacaville when a passenger in a vehicle was shot in the lower leg after police said the driver of the car sped toward officers. The driver was arrested.
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