NAPA (CBS SF) – A police officer in Napa fatally shot a man suspected in an assault following a pursuit early Wednesday morning.

According to a statement from police, officers were called to the Kentwood Apartments on Soscol Avenue around 1:50 a.m. The person who called 911 said the suspect was armed.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect had left the scene and was riding down Soscol on a skateboard. Police said the suspect did not cooperate and ran into another apartment complex.

Napa Police on the scene following a fatal officer-involved shooting on December 5, 2018. (CBS)

Napa Police on the scene following a fatal officer-involved shooting on December 5, 2018. (CBS)

An officer pursued the suspect for several minutes until a fight took place. The officer opened fire on the suspect, who died at the scene.

Police said the officer, who sustained minor injuries, has been placed on administrative leave.

The Napa County Sheriff Coroner has identified the man killed in Wednesday’s shooting at 27-year-old David Alejandro Molina of Napa.

The incident is under investigation.

Comments (2)
  1. You identified the person who was shot, who was the officer that shot him?

  2. The officer used his department-issued rifle? There was a chase, a struggle, and then gunfire erupted. Was this officer running with his rifle after David into a wooded area. How does one pull a rifle and shoot someone in the middle of a struggle?

    Plummer said events unfolded after the dispatch center got a call at 1:48 a.m. of a male assaulting a female. David was declared dead by emergency medical responders at 2:05 AM. The call came into dispatch at 1:48 am and 17 minutes later, David was declared dead at the scene?

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