Two men believed to have shot at Stockton police officers in late June have been found and arrested, the Stockton Police Department announced Thursday.
Martin Harlan, who is facing charges of attempted murder of a police officer and gang enhancements, was arrested in Hayward on Aug. 5 on unrelated charges, including carjacking, firearms violations, evading a police officer, felony hit-and-run, and assault on two Hayward officers, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Harlan, 26, is in custody at the Alameda County Jail.
A second suspect, 48-year-old Steven Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday morning in San Francisco by the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service. He also faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer and gang enhancements.
Rodriguez is being brought back to Stockton, according to police.
The men had been wanted since about 11 p.m. June 26 when Stockton police officers attempted to make a traffic stop. According to Stockton police, the officers turned on their patrol car’s overhead lights and began chasing a vehicle after the driver ran a stop sign at Lincoln and Acacia streets.
A passenger in the vehicle “immediately” began firing his weapon at police, missing the officers, Police Chief Eric Jones told The Record a day after the incident. The two officers did not return fire.
The initial gunshots missed the two officers but struck the passenger-side door and windshield of their police car and a stop sign outside Dameron Hospital at the intersection where the shooting incident began, according to a previous report. Minutes later, more shots were fired from the same vehicle but directed toward a sergeant who had picked…
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