A suspect has been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following an officer-involved shooting in Stockton Sunday. The suspect is 26-year-old Edgar Montoya.
According to the Stockton Police Department, officers were sent out following a report of domestic violence near the area of Filbert and Washington streets. A woman called 911 stating that her boyfriend, Edgar Montoya, was assaulting and chasing her.
When they arrived Officer Joseph Silva said Montoya refused commands and attempted to escape the area in a white SUV. Police said Montoya is a known gang member and currently on post release community supervision.
"The suspect try to flee the vehicle striking a Stockton Police patrol car and also an uninvolved vehicle," Silva said. "Then a Stockton police officer fired striking the suspect who was then transported to a hospital with non life threatening injuries."
Officer Silva said "domestic violence calls are some of the scariest calls to deal with," because emotions are high.
It was a veteran officer, Robert Johnson III, who pulled the trigger. Johnson and his partner were placed on paid administrative leave for three days. Currently there is a county-wide investigation into the shooting with multiple agencies.
Once Montoya is medically cleared, he will be booked into San Joaquin County Jail on domestic violence charges and assault charges on the officers and citizen. Montoya's girlfriend was also taken to the hospital.
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