Officers Shoot and Kill Stockton Burglary Suspect

Stockton – Officers from two different agencies shot and killed an armed robbery suspect after he attempted to run over the officers. The dead man, who has been identified as Gary Allen Hawkins, 33, of Stockton, tried to use the stolen vehicle to run over the officers after they pulled him over in a Mercedes.
The officers involved were assigned to the Countywide Gang Task Force that had been searching for the silver Mercedes Benz sedan which had been reportedly involved in an armed robbery on Cardinal Avenue the day before.
The officers, one a Stockton police officer, the other a San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputy, had pulled over the vehicle on the 200 block of Adelbert Avenue Saturday evening, February 23. They were attempting to approach the driver when the suspect gunned the engine and backed the vehicle toward the officers in an apparent attempt to run them over.
Both officers fired on the vehicle and shot and killed the driver. When they pulled the driver from the car, officers found a loaded handgun in the man’s waistband.
At 9 pm, upon arrival at the hospital, the suspect was pronounced dead .
Both officers were uninjured by the incident. The officers were put on three days administrative leave, a standard procedure, while a multi agency investigation is conducted into the shooting.

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Terri Pugh

Terri Pugh is a long time Tuolumne County resident and writer for Crime Voice.

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