Vallejo police shoot suspect in Martinez

VALLEJO (KRON) — 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.

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.

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.

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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