DANVILLE (CBS SF) — A 25-year-old Stockton man was being held on three counts of attempted murder after a bizarre weekend confrontation with law enforcement officers in Blackhawk.
According to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began at about 2 p.m. Sunday when Eduardo Carrillo confronted a deputy at the Blackhawk police substation.READ MORE: Family Killed On Hike In Sierra National Forest Died Of Heat-Related Issues
Carrillo allegedly began displaying erratic behavior and was asked to leave the community. Danville police officers were also called in to assist the deputy.
As Carrillo was leaving in his car, he accelerated his vehicle rapidly and deliberately attempted to run down the officers and deputy.
The suspect’s vehicle struck the deputy and a Danville officer. Both fell to the ground. A Danville Police Sgt. discharged his firearm, striking the vehicle, but not the suspect.READ MORE: Outrage Grows Over Racist Comments Targeting KPIX 5 Reporter Betty Yu
Carrillo fled and was spotted about a mile away by responding deputies. He was apprehended after a struggle with deputies.
Officials said that the deputy who was hit by the vehicle was treated and released from a local hospital. The Danville officer, meanwhile, was treated at the scene by paramedics.
After being interviewed by detectives, Carrillo was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and a probation violation. He was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail.MORE NEWS: Santa Cruz Deputy Chief Appointed as New Interim Police Chief
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