Officer Shoots, Injures Domestic Violence Suspect in Stockton

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STOCKTON -- Police investigated an officer-involved shooting in Stockton on Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to a neighborhood on Filbert and Washington streets following a domestic violence call around 1:05 p.m. A woman reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was chasing her, police said.

According to the Stockton Police Department, officers spotted the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Edgar Montoya, inside the driver's seat of a vehicle that was in the middle of the road. As officers approached the car, Montoya allegedly refused commands to get out.

While trying to flee the scene in the car, Montoya hit a police patrol vehicle, officers said. Montoya then put the vehicle in reverse and hit a citizen's car that was driving down the street, police said. He then put the vehicle in drive and started driving toward the patrol car again.

One Stockton police officer fired his weapon several times. Montoya continued driving and hit the police patrol car a second time.

Montoya was transported to a hospital with what appears to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, police said.

According to witnesses, the female victim hid in a neighbor's home to get away from Montoya.

She was taken to the hospital to treat injuries she allegedly received from the suspect and is expected to be OK, police said.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Montoya is a documented gang member who is on post-release community supervision, police said. He is being guarded at the hospital by Stockton police officers. He will be booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on domestic violence and assault charges once he is medically cleared.

The officers involved in the incident have been identified as Robert Johnson III and Brandon Rodriguez. Johnson was hired in 1996 and is assigned to the Field Operations Division. Johnson is the officer who fired his weapon. Rodriguez was hired in 2016 and is also assigned to the Field Operations Division.

Both officers have been placed on three-day, paid administrative leave.

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