Castro Valley car theft, shooting suspect charged – California News

Castro Valley car theft, shooting suspect charged – California News

The Alameda County District Attorney’s office has charged a man with a variety of charges in connection with a car theft that led to a chase, officer-involved shooting last weekend, Hayward police said Thursday.

Around 5:10 p.m. Saturday, a man came out of his home in the 2700 block of Gamble Court and found an unknown man stealing his truck, police said. When the man drove away, the resident pursued him in another car while calling 911.

During that pursuit, the man fired a gun at the resident but missed. Police began pursuit of the man, firing at him but not hitting him when the stolen truck appeared to aim at a patrol vehicle.

After crashing the truck into one occupied vehicle, leaving a driver with minor injuries, as well as several unoccupied vehicles, the man bailed out and fled on foot, but police were able to find and detain him soon after just before 6:15 p.m..

Police soon learned that the man, identified as Martin Harlan, 26, was being investigated by Stockton police in connection with a June 26 shooting. A warrant for Harlan’s arrest was served Tuesday afternoon at Santa Rita Jail for related charges.

The district attorney’s office charged Harlan with carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, felony hit and run, being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as gun-charge enhancements.

Harlan was in custody without bail late Thursday at Santa Rita, and facing an 9 a.m. arraignment hearing August 17 at Gale/Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton, county records show.

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