A man sought by police in Vallejo after he allegedly used his car to crash into police vehicles was shot and wounded by police during execution of an arrest warrant at a home in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Investigators in Vallejo had been looking for a man identified as Kevin DeCarlo, 20, of that city since he was allegedly involved in a police pursuit May 25. That pursuit was terminated with officers seeking and obtaining an arrest warrant for DeCarlo with an attached bail amount of $100,000.
On May 27, investigators reportedly spotted DeCarlo in Vallejo, the suspect fleeing officers attempting to take him into custody and allegedly crashing his car into a police cruiser. Police said DeCarlo was able to flee the scene and got away on foot – until investigators determined he was staying at a home in the 4000 block of Ellis Road near Martinez.
Plainclothes officers surrounded the home at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, with witnesses reporting several unmarked police cars in the area at the time, when DeCarlo allegedly attempted to escape – once again using his car to ram a police unit.
Officers moving in on DeCarlo on foot regarded the use of the car as an assault on law enforcement and opened fire, hitting the suspect several times. He was taken to a local hospital with wounds police described as “serious.” A Vallejo police officer sustained minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said.
The shooting is being investigated by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Vallejo Police Department.