An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect who was trying to flee following a traffic stop near an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp in Castro Valley on Thursday night, a sheriff’s spokesman said today. The shooting was reported at about 11:15 p.m. near the Castro Valley Boulevard on-ramp to westbound Highway 580. Deputies pulled over a Buick that had a stolen license plate from a Honda on it.
After the car stopped, the driver tried to flee on foot but was tackled by deputies, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said. A passenger in the rear of the car then got into the driver’s seat and tried to drive away. He began to struggle with a sheriff’s deputy, prompting another deputy to open fire, striking the suspect in the torso, Nelson said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital where he was in critical condition as of this morning, according to Nelson. A female passenger in the car was uninjured in the incident and was also taken into custody, Nelson said. The names of the suspects were not immediately available, Nelson said.
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