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Shots Fired In Blackhawk Sunday – Suspect Allegedly Tries To Run Down Officers – Captured

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Law enforcement officers have reportedly tracked and apprehended a suspect who allegedly attempted to run down two police officers in Blackhawk Sunday.

Police were looking for a 2015 Nissan Sentra with front-end damage and its rear window possible shattered immediately after the incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

The car was reportedly located in the 500 block of Eagle Valley Way and the suspect taken into custody at approximately 2:42 p.m. An ambulance was called to treat the suspect, who was reportedly tased during the capture.

It was not immediately known if he had been hit by an initial volley of shots fired by police after the suspect allegedly tried to “run down” at least two officers. It was not known how many shots were fired during the incident.

An officer who took evasive action to avoid being hit by the fleeing car suffered abrasions but no other serious injury.

Editor’s Note: The Sheriff’s Department provided this account of the incident at 12:25 p.m. Monday:

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer

On Sunday afternoon at about 2 PM, an unknown person entered the Blackhawk Police Substation in the Blackhawk community and contacted a deputy sheriff there. The subject displayed erratic behavior and was asked to leave the community.  Due to the subject contact, Danville police responded to the substation to assist the deputy.

As the man was leaving in his car, he accelerated his vehicle rapidly and deliberately attempted to run down the officers and deputy. The suspect’s vehicle struck the deputy and a Danville officer. Both fell to the ground. A Danville Police Sergeant discharged his firearm, striking the vehicle, but not the suspect. The suspect vehicle fled.

The suspect and his vehicle were located about a mile away by responding deputies. He was apprehended after a struggle with deputies.

The deputy who was hit by the vehicle was treated and released from a local hospital. The officer was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Eduardo Carrillo of Stockton. After being interviewed by detectives, he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and a probation violation. He is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: tips@so.cccounty.us<mailto:tips@so.cccounty.us> or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


    • Still waiting for the official word, Maurice, but we believe at least one round was fired as the car allegedly veered towards the deputies. It did make it a fair distance away from the original scene, where officers found it abandoned. The suspect was eventually located nearby. We believed he was tased at that time. We do not believe he was hit by the initial gunfire.

  1. so upsetting to happen so close to homes, one officer taken by ambulance ,not in serious condition …bad guys taken to jail..scary , glad it’s over..stay safe everyone.. and God Bless our Police

  2. Police shooting at a moving vehicle is a recipe for disaster. What “possibly” shattered the rear window of the vehicle, I wonder? Bullets don’t fall harmlessly after missing their intended target. Cars don’t suddenly stop harmlessly after the driver is disabled. After the tragic, needless death of Arboleda in Danville at a busy location at midday, there had better be a good explanation for a volley or volleys of shots fired at a moving vehicle, especially any shots striking the vehicle from the rear. When will lessons be learned?

    It is not legal to shoot at a fleeing vehicle even with a bad guy inside, if that is what occurred. It is RECKLESS to be firing from behind the vehicle if the vehicle is in line with and moving toward a person in front of it, if that is what occurred.

    One thing is certain, facts will be hard to come by in an investigation of police actions by police officers.

      • You don’t think the police would mention to the public that they were being fired upon, if that is what happened? It’s a rhetorical question.

        • Sticking up for a criminal while the rest of us are supportive of the police is the reason society despises liberals. It’s not legal to try to run over law enforcement either.

          • For the record, we’re not certain of events out there as two key participants – police and alleged suspect – haven’t provided an account of what transpired.

          • Equal justice under the law should decide the outcome for all parties. Not torches and pitchforks. I guess that makes me a law and order liberal.

        • At this time all we know is that a shots fired call went out from officers/deputies and a sizable law enforcement contingent was responding to that call. It was additionally reported that a suspect vehicle had moved in the direction of one or more officers/deputies – ostensibly in a threatening manner. Neighbors reported seeing the car police were looking for in a cul de sac a sort distance away with a damaged rear window. The suspect was found nearby…

        • David, are you serious and did you read the article? The suspect was trying to run over the police. In that case, he needs to be stopped, even if that means shooting at him. Glad the suspect was apprehended and police officers were not seriously injured.

          • David has no idea what he is talking about. Don’t try to reason with him/her.

            David: Cops bad. Bad guys good.

          • Yes, and now some more information is coming out. No one dismissed or is dismissing the possibility that this was/is a bad dude or possibly deranged dude who needs to be locked up. I am commenting on the apparent police policy, one that too often ends fatally for suspects and bystanders. What we don’t have is confirmed information on how the incident played out, and that won’t be coming soon. The initial story reported a “volley of shots fired”. That is by definition more than a single shot, so we still don’t have complete information on precisely what the police response was, the sequence of events when shots were actually fired relative to the attack on police officers. That will likely be a long time in coming, possibly not until trial. It is not best practices, however, to hold your ground and fire at the driver like on TV. And, once the suspect is no longer a lethal threat, you (or a police officer) can’t shoot at him. That is a violation of law! Luckily the officers were able to get out of the way, and I wish them a speedy recovery from what was a terrifying situation.

          • Story updated with police account of events. What people seem to lose sight of EVERY time an incident like this occurs is that we are covering it in REAL TIME, that accounts are often confusing and clearly solidified with the passage of time – in this case almost a full day AFTER the incident.

  3. “The Black Hawk Police Department has 34 full-time employees who provide around-the-clock law enforcement services”, according to their website, so why is the the Sheriff’s Department providing News24680 official public statements and not BHPD, and why should we believe any of it after the Arboleda debacle? The taxpayers will surely pay BIGLY for that excessive use of force resulting in the death of an unarmed citizen, and LUCKILY just the one death.

    Sheriff Livingston made prejudicial statements to the public even before police witnesses had filed their statements in the Arboleda case. He called Arboleda’s actions a “murder” attempt before his subordinates filed their reports. That is witness tampering. What officer under his command would file a contradictory report after that?! Why would anyone believe statements from his office now?

    • Because, like several other local jurisdictions, Blackhawk officers are employed by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and are under contract to provide police services for the community.

    • Right. But nice to see someone actually admit to an incorrect/mistaken position – that’s a rare thing these days.

    • If you can’t even research and get the right Blackhawk PD, what other incorrect information are you posting?

      • I corrected the error within a couple of minutes. How sinister do you think that makes me?

        Your contribution so far to the complicated subject of police use of firearms in public spaces is:

        “David: Cops bad. Bad guys good.”

        Thanks for being a part of the discussion.

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