Police: Fugitive injured, hospitalized in Antioch officer-involved shooting

ANTIOCH (KTVU/BCN) An Antioch police officer shot at a suspect described as a "dangerous fugitive" during a pursuit this evening, police said.

The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. in the 4600 block of Golf Course Road at a 76 gas station.  As officers were trying to take the suspect into custody, at least one officer fired his duty weapon and shot him.

The suspect was wanted by multiple agencies, according to police.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and information about his condition was not immediately available.

No officers were injured during the incident, police said.

People who work at the adjacent strip mall say the area was busy with lots of customers who suddenly heard a commotion.

"We heard a loud noise. We thought it was a car crash. We just all ran outside just wanting to help someone. We looked over and the cops were already at the scene," said Jennie Flores who works nearby.

Flores said she saw a man lying face up on the ground next to a dark sedan on the driver's side. 

Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks said the man who was shot was a wanted fugitive. 

"During the attempted arrest, at least one officer fired his handgun and the subject was struck. He has since been taken to a local hospital. We have recovered a handgun at the scene," Brooks said. 

Chief Brooks would not elaborate on the crimes the fugitive is wanted for. 

Worker say they're relieved that no one else was hurt and glad police are here to deal with a fugitive. 

The case is being jointly investigated with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Antioch police at (925) 778-2441. Tips can also be sent via text to 274637 using the keyword "ANTIOCH" in the message.

Reporter Amber Lee contributed to this report 

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