Man with assault rifle, body armor shot by Vallejo PD officers

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Investigators said police shot the suspect, identified as Adam Powell, 41, of Suisun City. They said he was armed with an assault-type gun and body armor.

The child was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The boy was alone in the room, which led authorities to believe this was an accidental shooting. 

Before officers arrived at that scene they say a person of interest fled the home.

The boy’s sister, 19-year-old Breauna Bowers, spoke with KTVU by phone on Monday. She identified her brother as Adonis Powell and said the boy is in critical, but stable condition at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Bowers was not home at the time of the shooting and said she did not know a gun was inside the house.

"He was bleeding like hell and I wrapped him up and carried him down the stairs," said the boy's grandfather, who gave his name as Willie.  "I looked around and he was gone, " described Willie, who described his daughter as having a four-year relationship with Powell. The couple has two children. Adonis has a twin sister.

Bowers said she personally believes the boy’s father, Adam Powell, left the house and wanted to hurt himself because he was in pain over the accidental shooting. She said Powell is a good father and respectful to the family. She said he is not the kind of man who would point a gun at officers, as he is accused of doing to two officers in Vallejo Sunday evening.

“I just think he was in shock and he didn’t know what else to do,” Bowers said.

On Sunday, at about 8:50 p.m. Vallejo police officers were inside a Starbucks at 199 Lincoln Road West when a man opened the door to the business and pointed an assault-type gun at the officers. Police said the gun had a high-capacity drum.

Officers said the man was manipulating the gun as if it malfunctioned. 

The officers caught up with the man at Magazine and Sheridan streets and he continued to manipulate the gun.

He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

In a statement, police said the incident "underscores the extreme danger that police officers face on a daily basis. More importantly it demonstrates the bravery and courage of our officers who place themselves in harm's way to protect our communities."

"There is little doubt that if it were not for the decisive action of our two officers that today's story would be much different." police said.