Brentwood police identify suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (BCN) - Brentwood police Tuesday released the name of the suspect who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night.
The wounded suspect was identified as 21-year-old Jesus Carranza of Oakley.
On Monday he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting from a vehicle and carrying a loaded stolen firearm, police said.
According to police, the shooting occurred Friday at 9:48 p.m. in the 500 block of Birchwood Road.
An officer responded on a report of a reckless driver. At the scene the officer found a vehicle from which the occupants were firing multiple gunshots, police said.
The officer drove the front of his patrol car into the back of the suspect vehicle in an effort to stop the threat, but the driver accelerated, lost control and crashed into a house, police said.
The driver was later identified as 18-year-old Eduardo Plascencia. Carranza, who was a passenger in the suspect vehicle, allegedly got out with a firearm, prompting the officer to fire his service weapon and strike Carranza in his lower body, police said.
Carranza was taken into custody and then hospitalized.
He is expected to survive his injury, police said.
Plascencia was also taken to a hospital for minor injuries he suffered in the crash into the house.
He was later booked into the county jail in Martinez on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting from a vehicle, according to police. Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Eric Huesman at (925) 809-7735.