Vallejo police shoot a looting suspect; investigate several overnight burglaries

Vallejo police are investigating several suspected looting cases, including one that led to an officer-involved shooting.

Officers responded to a report of a looting at a Walgreen's Pharmacy on Redwood Street and Broadway at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. 

Sources tell KTVU one suspect opened fire at police, prompting at least one officer to return fire and critically wound the suspect. 

Another vehicle at the scene rammed an unmarked police SUV and then sped away. The chase went up to speeds of 100 miles per hour, and across the Carquinez Bridge, and into the town of Rodeo. The driver was eventually arrested.

There is no official word yet on the condition of the suspect who was shot by police.

In a press release, authorities announced that the Solano County District Attorney’s Office and the Vallejo Police Department's Detective Division are conducting a joint criminal investigation. This case will also be monitored by the Vallejo Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit.

Chief Shawny Williams will hold a press conference in the coming days about this shooting, said the Vallejo Police Department.

City Manager Greg Nyhoff in a Tuesday news release, gave police a glowing review, portraying them as heroes who protected the city from an "organized and vicious attack." 

"What these groups did not know is that our police department, with mutual aid from our surrounding law enforcement partners, were prepared to rise to this occasion," Nyhoff said. 

Nyhoff complimented police dispatch for handling a number of shots fired calls and reports of "weapons being seen." 

In a separate case, officers chased a suspect that was allegedly stealing from a CVS store along Sonoma Boulevard, near Highway 29.

The chase ended in the city of Richmond, at the Richmond Parkway Business Park, where the suspect was taken into custody.

The car was filled with wigs and head dolls from a possible salon or beauty store in Vallejo.

Police say there were several chases last night after the widespread looting.