A Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a minivan in a parking lot on the 3200 block of Buskirk Avenue in Pleasant Hill around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police reported, and things apparently went downhill from there.
A sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday that the minivan fled the officer and led police on a chase that ended in a dead end on Monument Way. When a deputy got out of his car to approach the van its driver allegedly swung it around and drove at the officer “at a high rate of speed.”
The officer, whose name was not provided, fired several shots at the minivan while moving out of its path. Police said the suspect fled to Monument Boulevard and collided with a car. Concord PD saw the minivan and pursued it to Bisso Lane, where the suspect crashed into a curb and disabling his vehicle. The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended by Concord police.
There were no injuries, according to police. The suspect was not hit by any of the rounds fired at the minivan, they said.
The minivan turned out to be stolen. Its driver was identified as 18-year-old Zachary Boyd, address unknown. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on numerous charges: assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, felony evasion, possession of stolen property and probation violation. He is being held in lieu of $165,000 bail.