A man who was shot by police after an alleged robbery at the Mac Dre Day event in Vallejo on Saturday is in stable condition today at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, police said. Police identified the man as 30-year-old Ronar Inocenio of Vallejo and said he has an extensive criminal history and is on felony probation for narcotics possession. Police were in the area of the North Vallejo Community Park at Fairgrounds Drive and Whitney Avenue monitoring a crowd of 800 to 1,000 people who were celebrating the birthday of the late Vallejo-based rapper, born Andre Hicks, who was killed at age 34 in a 2004 drive-by shooting. At about 9 p.m., police heard shots fired within the park and saw the crowd start to disperse, Sgt. Sid DeJesus said. Police determined that someone in the crowd had been robbed of a necklace and shot twice in his legs, Lt. Abel Tenorio said. Officers saw a man fleeing while trying to conceal a handgun in his waistband, DeJesus said. Police gave chase and the man tripped and fell and dropped his gun, but then picked it up and kept running, DeJesus said. The man ignored officers’ orders to drop the gun but he stopped suddenly, turned toward the officers and pointed the gun at them, DeJesus said. The officers feared for their safety and that of bystanders, and fired in self-defense, DeJesus said. Two officers shot at Inocenio, striking him several times in the torso, Lt. Abel Tenorio said. Inocenio’s injuries are not life threatening and he is under police guard at the hospital until he can be arraigned, DeJesus said. The victim who was shot in the legs during the robbery was treated at a hospital for his injuries and later released, police said. Police have not disclosed the names of the officers who fired their guns. Vallejo police and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting. Police are asking witnesses to contact Detective Ted Postolaki at (800) 488-9383.
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