A man was in critical condition early Friday after he was shot while dragging an officer with his vehicle as he attempted to flee sheriff’s deputies in Castro Valley, authorities said.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said incident began around 11:15 p.m. when deputies saw a Buick with license plates from a stolen Honda on it.
“They attempted to stop the car but it went onto Highway 580,” he said. “The driver exited the car and attempted to flee on foot. He was taken down by a deputy.”
However, about at the same time a passenger in the Buick jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to flee.
“He struggled with another deputy and as he drove away, the deputy was being dragged by the car,” Nelson said. “A third deputy fired into the vehicle, striking the (suspect) in the torso. “
Three people were in the car, Nelson said, and all three were taken into custody.
Nelson added that the Buick fit a description of a car that was in a police chase involving Dublin police. The only difference, Nelson said, was in that case the Buick had a stolen Chevrolet plate on it. He added that both males taken into custody had an extensive criminal history.
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