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LAFAYETTE — A 24-year-old man arrested a dozen times faces new felony charges involving a freeway shooting. Damari M. Calvin, a resident of Vallejo, was placed under arrest in August, but he is no longer in custody.
California Highway Patrol detectives identified Calvin as the suspect involved in a July 26 freeway shooting. CHP officers responded to reports of gunfire on westbound State Route 24, near Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette.
Witnesses reported seeing two vehicles involved in the shooting incident, near the freeway off ramp to central Lafayette. The two vehicles exited from the freeway. Then one of them collided with a third vehicle not involved in the shooting.
The occupants of the two vehicles involved in the shooting fled from the scene. No injuries have been reported involving the shooting, nor third vehicle struck by one of the fleeing vehicles.
A SWAT team executed a search warrant at Calvin’s apartment on August 22 at 5 a.m. This search involved CHP K-9 units, CHP detectives and investigators from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Calvin was subsequently arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility
Inside the apartment, illegal firearms, including assault rifles and high-capacity magazines were found. A stolen vehicle was also recovered during the search. Five other persons at the apartment were later arrested involving a separate investigation of robberies and stolen vehicles.
As for Calvin, charges were filed against him on August 25 in Contra Costa County for –
- Attempted murder
- Intentional discharge of a firearm
- Assault with a firearm
- Use of a firearm
- Shooting at an occupied vehicle
- Possession of a firearm by a felon
Calvin has prior arrests for burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and carrying concealed weapons. His first arrest was in October 2017.