CHP shooting shuts down EB I-80 near Dixon

By February 05, 2014

DIXON — A suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon, said to be armed with a shotgun and driving a stolen vehicle, was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer Monday night after the suspect charged at officers who stopped his Ford Ranger, the highway patrol says.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, said CHP spokesman Officer Chris Parker. The suspect’s condition was not known.

Parker said the suspect was combative and had to be subdued before being transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The assault with a deadly weapon was reported out of Sacramento. The suspect was reported driving from Concord to Sacramento when CHP officers on Dixon Avenue in Dixon saw the white Ford Ranger matching the description of the stolen vehicle at about 7:30 p.m.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office and Solano County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting – standard procedure in such incidents.

Authorities shut down the freeway just west of Kidwell Road, according to the regional Transportation Management Center. All but one lane was reopened at approximately 10 p.m. The righthand lane remained closed until shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday between Kidwell and Pedrick roads.

It’s the second officer-involved shooting in Solano County 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.

Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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