It all started just before 3 a.m. when a Vallejo dispatcher got a 9-1-1 call about a domestic violence situation. As officers were responding to call, a second caller phones to say that the suspect they were looking for had driven to the Safeway and was parked near the gas pumps. The caller also gave police a vehicle description and told them that the suspect was armed with a handgun.
Officers say that when they approached the suspect, he got out of the car and clearly appeared to be distraught. They also said they could see the suspect's handgun. When officers ordered him to place his hands on his head, the suspect did not comply, and officers fired at him with a Taser. The man then reached for his handgun and officers opened fire.
The incident is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Vallejo in less than six weeks. Three have been fatal including one last Saturday morning involving a robbery suspect.