Four suspects, one armed with a high-powered assault rifle, all accounted for.
Stockton Police’s Community Response Team and the County-wide Gang Task Force tried to make a traffic stop in August Knodt Elementary School’s parking lot Wednesday evening.
But the suspects took off running to the school grounds. Then things got violent.
“The suspect holding the high-powered assault rifle opened fire at armed officers. Officers fired back, striking a suspect,” said Officer Joe Silva with Stockton Police.
That suspect was taken to the hospital, but officers didn’t have an update on his condition as of Friday night.
Soon, two other suspects were taken into custody. The fourth and final suspect was found on the roof of the school. SWAT members were able to get the guy to come down and into handcuffs.
Residents in the neighborhood are frustrated about the violence that continues to be a problem.
“We just got to be more cautions and careful and pray more, and just be on the lookout,” said one resident.