The Napa County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was fatally shot by American Canyon police on Friday night as 27-year-old Angelo D. Moreno. An autopsy on Moreno, who was homeless in the Martinez area, is scheduled for today, sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said this morning. Moreno was driving a white Mazda B2200 that had been reported stolen in Rodeo earlier Friday, Stuart said.
American Canyon police officers tried to stop the truck, which had no license plates, around 10 p.m. The driver refused to pull over and a short pursuit followed, ending on Newell Drive in American Canyon, where shots were fired and Moreno was fatally wounded, Stuart said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Napa County Major Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of personnel from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Napa County District Attorney’s Office and the Napa and Calistoga police departments, is investigating the shooting. Investigators are interviewing witnesses today, and the names of the officers involved may be released Tuesday, Stuart said.
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