A suspect in a federal investigation was in critical condition after a federal agent shot him in the parking lot of a Chevy's restaurant in Richmond Wednesday afternoon, according to a police lieutenant.
The suspect threatened the federal agent, prompting the agent to shoot him around 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot located at 3101 Garrity Way, Lt. Bisa French said.
The wounded male was one of three suspects who were under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Richmond today, she said.
The federal agent fired at least one shot at the suspect, prompting another of the suspects to flee the area.
A third suspect was immediately taken into custody and officers quickly apprehended the suspect who fled, French said.
The wounded suspect was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
Police recovered a couple of the suspects' firearms, she said. KTVU captured footage of one of the weapons, which appeared to be a
French said after the incident that she did not have suspect descriptions or names and did not know the nature of the investigation that caused federal agents to contact the suspects.
It is unclear how many employees or customers were inside the restaurant during the shooting, which was on lock down after the shooting, according to Chevy's regional director Matthew Baibzer.
"We are thankful that none of our employees were hurt or involved," Baibzer said.
Police remained on the scene to investigate the shooting as of 4:20 p.m.
No further information was immediately available Wednesday.
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