Suspect injured in Richmond officer-involved shooting identified

Bay City News
Sunday, March 22, 2015

RICHMOND, Calif. -- A man injured in a shooting with an officer in Richmond on Saturday evening has been identified as Daniel Tolosa, 19, police said.

Tolosa has a criminal history that includes a felony of resisting police officers, weapons violations and gang affiliation, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said.

Investigators do not know where Tolosa resides, but he has connections with the San Pablo area, Hill said.

A police sergeant on patrol shortly after 7 p.m. attempted to make a traffic stop at the intersection of 25th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Richmond police Capt. Bisa French said.

Tolosa, who was driving the vehicle, allegedly failed to yield to the officer and instead gave chase, leading the sergeant to the 500 block of 38th Street, less than a mile away, where French said Tolosa fled from the vehicle on foot.

"As he was fleeing, the officer could see he was armed," French said.

The officer pursued the suspect and as they were moving towards the rear of a residence, the officer and the suspect exchanged gunfire, French said.

Tolosa allegedly tried to run away and again, the two shot at each other, but this time, French said the officer struck the suspect.

Tolosa was taken into custody and then transported to the hospital, French said.

She said it doesn't appear that Tolosa's injuries are life-threatening and the officer was not hit in the exchange.

A gun was recovered at the scene, French said.

She said she does not yet know why the suspect was being pulled over.

The officer was alone on the call, French said.

Tolosa remains in guarded custody at the hospital as of Sunday afternoon, Hill said.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office will lead an investigation into the case, which is standard protocol in officer-involved shootings.