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Berkeley police on Monday identified a man shot and injured by an officer on April 13 as Calvester Stewart, 20, of Berkeley. A Berkeley police officer opened fire on Stewart that night after he allegedly fled from a traffic stop and fired on officers who attempted to take him into custody. He had been pulled over and fled on foot to an apartment in the 900 block of Delaware Street at around 10:40 p.m., police said.
After police surrounded the building, Stewart came out of the apartment and fired several shots at the officers, who returned fire, police said. No one was hit by the gunfire, police said. Stewart fled once again, and this time was shot and injured by a police officer. Police said Monday that Stewart is being held without bail for a felony probation violation.
Detectives expect he will be charged with several counts of attempted murder of a police officer, police said. Stewart was on probation for a charge of negligent discharge of a firearm in January 2011, police said. Berkeley police have not identified the officers involved in shooting Stewart, who were placed on paid administrative leave while the case was investigated.
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