Mar 23, 2015
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The suspect who was shot and injured by a Richmond police sergeant during a gun battle Saturday night has been identified as 19-year-old Daniel Tolosa.

Tolosa was the driver of a car that the police sergeant attempted to stop about 7 p.m. at 25th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, police said. A pursuit led to the 500 block of 38th Street, where Tolosa allegedly fled from the vehicle on foot while clutching a firearm.

The officer gave chase and near the rear of the residence gunfire was exchanged, but no one was hit. Tolosa attempted to flee again, leading to a second exchange of gunfire. This time, the suspect was struck but not the officer.

Tolosa was taken into custody and transported to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening, police said.

An independent investigation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is underway, per protocol.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.