FOX40 has learned the suspect who led police on a chase spanning San Joaquin and Sacramento counties stole the vehicle from the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall building in French Camp.
The suspect was struck several time by California Highway Patrol officers' gunfire Saturday afternoon on Bercut Drive near Richards Boulevard and Interstate 5 in Sacramento.
He survived and is now being treated at the hospital, according to the Sacramento Police Department, which is now conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting.
But the chase started in French Camp, according to the CHP office in Stockton CHP Spokesperson James Smith said the suspect stole the truck from a construction site at 535 Matthews Road, where the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall is located. A $4 million state-funded construction project began on that building last year, according to the county, to build a new court room which is expected to be finished in May.
The truck itself belonged to WC Maloney Construction in Stockton, one of several contractors working on the site. Calls to WC Maloney about the incident were not returned Monday.
Other contractors tell FOX40, they've often left their keys in their trucks, thinking the presence of San Joaquin detention deputies thorough out the property made it safe.
But most told FOX40 they never thought someone would use on of their trucks for a high speed chase.
Neither the Sacramento Police nor the CHP have yet released the name of the suspect.
Both agencies did not say why the man was out on Mathews Road or if he had just recently been released from the adult jail located near by.
The CHP said Saturday the suspect was a Hispanic male in his 30s.