Suspect shot by police after pointing assault-type gun at officers in Vallejo Starbucks

VALLEJO (KRON) — A man with an assault-type gun, handgun and body armor was shot by police after pointing a gun at officers at a Starbucks in Vallejo on Sunday night, police said.

The suspect has been identified as Adam Powell, the father of the 2-year-old who was accidentally shot in Suisun City on Sunday.

At about 8:50 p.m. Vallejo police officers were inside a Starbucks at 199 Lincoln Road West when Powell opened the door to the business and allegedly pointed an assault-type gun at the officers.

Officers said Powell was handling the high-capacity drum gun as if it malfunctioned.

The officers drew their guns and the man ran through a parking lot and then west on Magazine Street, police said. KRON4’s Will Tran obtained surveillance video of the moment the suspect left the Starbucks:

The officers caught up with Powell at Magazine and Sheridan streets.

Police said Powell posed a deadly threat to officers so they shot him.

Authorities said Powell had served prison time for robbery and drug-related offenses and was barred from possessing guns.

Powell was reportedly wearing body armour when he opened fire.

The 41-year-old has past felony convictions, according to police.


Powell suffered three gunshot wounds before he fell. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Neither officer was injured.

Police say Powell was at the house when the toddler, who is expected to survive, was shot. However, he was gone by the time police arrived and was named a person of interest.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates

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