UPDATED: Stockton Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Was Under Influence Of Drugs Police Say
STOCKTON (CBS13)– Stockton officers were forced to return fire after a man wielding a shotgun opened fire at a home Saturday night.
Stockton police responded to the 500 block of Cimarron Avenue near El Cajon Street around 9 p.m. Officers say, upon arrival they found 20-year-old Jeremy Fleming holding a shotgun. He walked into a garage, and when the officers approached him, he fired at them.
Sgt. Matthew Garlick and Officer Kyle Amant returned fire and struck the suspect, police say. Fleming was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. At the hospital, officials determined that the suspect was under the influence of PCP and alcohol. Fleming was later transferred to Stanford Hospital for further treatment.
No officers were hurt in the confrontation. Garlick and Amant were placed on three-day paid administrative leave.
Fleming was arrested for attempted murder on police officers and weapons charges.