A violent and deadly chase in Richmond, CA ended with a police officer being ran over and a suspect killed. Two officers were injured.
On April 16, 2020 Juan Ayon-Barraza, 24, kidnapped a 29-year-old female. Juan eventually dumped the female's body in a ditch on the side of a road. Police officers discovered the woman alive but unresponsive. It was soon discovered that the woman had been shot, she is now on life support.
Officers located the van and attempted to pull it over, but the driver did not stop and a pursuit ensued.
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California police say Juan pointed his firearm at pursuing officers. Multiple Oakland police officers and a Richmond police officer simultaneously fired their weapons in self defense, fatally hitting Juan.
The suspect vehicle crossed over into traffic and collided with an Oakland police vehicle. Two Oakland police officers suffered moderate injuries after being ran over.
The investigation was ongoing involving multiple agencies including Oakland Police Department, Richmond Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Moraga Police Department, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department, and Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.