Suspect at-large identified in deadly Sunnyvale officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: A man who was shot and killed by Sunnyvale public safety officers on Saturday afternoon was identified today as 23-year-old San Diego resident Allen Matthew Baker III, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. user31271-1439855060-media1

Baker had a no bail warrant in San Diego County for robbery, according to Sunnyvale police.

Investigators later learned the three suspects and two women were associated with one another but they have not specified their relationships, Hunter said. He said one of the women admitted to being a prostitute.

SUNNYVALE (BCN, KRON) — A suspect shot and killed by police in Sunnyvale was heavily armed, and the officer involved in the shooting feared for his life, police said.

In a news conference Monday, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety identified a 19-year-old suspect still being sought who is associated with a suspect killed by an officer over the weekend.

Shawn Lamont Brown, a Fresno resident, is believed to be armed and dangerous, Department of Public Safety Capt. Jeff Hunter said.

Brown has an outstanding warrant for a homicide out of Fresno County, Hunter said.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of suspicious activity possibly involving a juvenile at Motel 6 at 806 W. Ahwanee Ave. just east of North Mathilda Avenue, Hunter said.

The person who reported the incident said a girl and another female rented a room at the motel, according to Hunter.

Investigators later determined the females were both women and one of them was involved in prostitution, Hunter said.

The pair kept going back and forth between their room and a black Jaguar XF sedan they had arrived in, where at least one male was inside, according to Hunter.

Two male suspects fled from the vehicle when officers arrived, but a third male suspect stayed inside the car and was cooperative with officers, public safety officials said.

One of the fleeing suspects ran south of the motel through a parking lot then turned to San Aleso Avenue, where officers saw him drop a high-capacity magazine with ammunition as he crossed the street, according to Hunter.

The suspect ended up behind a commercial complex and fled to nearby bushes when an officer in a patrol vehicle caught up with him, Hunter said.

The officer stepped out of the vehicle and followed the suspect, who he saw holding a handgun, and repeatedly ordered him to drop the weapon, Hunter said.

The suspect did not follow the demands and aimed the gun at the officer, who in return fired nine rounds at the suspect, according to Hunter.

Additional officers were called to the scene to perform life-saving efforts on the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hunter.

Public safety officials are waiting to confirm his name with the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

The suspect and officer were facing each other and were less than 10 feet from one another during the shooting, Hunter said.

The handgun the suspect aimed at the officer was loaded and another loaded firearm was found in his backpack, according to Hunter.

The officer who shot at the suspect is an 18-year veteran of the department and was placed on paid administrative leave, according to Hunter.

The second suspect, later identified as Brown, fled north on San Aleso Avenue into a commercial complex, Hunter said.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call soon after the shooting of an armed suspect who ran through a home on West Ferndale Avenue, Hunter said.

Officers searched for Brown in the area for more than six hours with the assistance of other local agencies but were unable to find him, according to Hunter.

Brown was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, Hunter said.

The third suspect who stayed in the sedan was identified as 24-year-old Fresno resident Deshawn Hackett Jr., who had a $50,000 warrant for domestic violence-related charges out of San Diego County, Hunter said.

Hackett was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail, according to Hunter.

Investigators later learned the three suspects and two women were associated with one another but they have not specified their relationships, Hunter said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at (408) 730-7110.

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