Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. -- A Vallejo man sought by police for several days was hospitalized after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in unincorporated Contra Costa County, police said.

According to Vallejo police, on May 25 officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit with someone who was driving recklessly. The driver was identified as 20-year-old Kevin DeCarlo of Vallejo, police said.

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The pursuit was terminated and officers later secured an arrest warrant for DeCarlo for felony evading with a bail amount of $100,000.

On May 27, police located DeCarlo in Vallejo. DeCarlo allegedly fled the area in a vehicle and purposely crashed it into a patrol vehicle. DeCarlo escaped and allegedly fled the scene on foot, police said.

On Wednesday, Vallejo police learned that DeCarlo was at a home in the 4000 block of Ellis Road near Martinez.

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According to police, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers surrounded the home. DeCarlo allegedly attempted to escape by ramming his vehicle into an officer's vehicle.

Other officers on foot witnessed this and perceived it as a deadly threat and fired multiple shots at the suspect, police said.

DeCarlo suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. A Vallejo police officer sustained minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital where he was treated and released, police said.

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This case is being investigated by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and the Vallejo Police Department.
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