Police shoot at man attempting to run over officer

July 20, 2010 1:21:04 PM PDT
Fairfield police shot at a San Francisco man who allegedly attempted to run over an officer with his vehicle after evading authorities during a traffic stop, police said.

At about 7:50 p.m., officers stopped the vehicle of Ron Nell Bolden, 40, after observing traffic violations he allegedly made near Travis Boulevard and Washington Street.

Bolden, who did not readily provide any personal identification, accelerated away in his vehicle while officers were attempting to positively identify him, police said.

Officers gave chase for a half mile, pursuing Bolden into a parking lot in the 1600 block of Kidder Avenue, where officers then attempted to order Bolden from his vehicle.

According to police, Bolden refused to comply, and instead accelerated his vehicle toward one of the officers.

A second officer fired his service weapon at Bolden, apparently in order to stop the immediate threat to his partner, police said.

The shots did not strike Bolden, who then immediately surrendered to police. Police said neither Bolden nor the officers were injured in the incident.

Bolden was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and resisting arrest.

The Fairfield Police Department Professional Standards Unit is conducting an administrative investigation of the shooting, and detectives are investigating the criminal case against Bolden, police said.

Police have not released the names of the involved officers, and said only that both officers have been with the Fairfield force for three years.


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