Lodi Police Shoot Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Them With Baseball Bat

LODI (CBS13) – A shoplifting suspect who reportedly attacked police is in the hospital Tuesday night after being shot multiple times by in front of a Lodi home.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. when an investigation into a shoplifting incident at a nearby Raley’s store led two officers to a residence in the 400 block of N. Sunset Drive. The officers made contact with the suspect who reportedly approached the officers with a baseball bat and began hitting them. The officers shot the suspect multiple times, said Lt. Sierra Brucia, with the Lodi Police Department.

“Our officers were being assaulted by the suspect with a baseball bat. And during the incident, the suspect was shot multiple times,” said Brucia.

Victor Amann, who says he’s the suspect’s father, said his son had a bat but doesn’t think the shooting was justified.

“I had him come out of the house. I yelled at him ‘Marcus, come out of the house’, then I saw him come out of my house and they bum-rushed him in there and shot him five times,” said Amman.

One of the officers suffered a broken arm in the attack.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

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One Comment

  1. Susie says:

    Sure, they could have tazed him but they were prepared for a combative person with the call. The question would be, “would the taser have stopped him before he got in a hit to an officer”? Obviously NOT if we have one with a broken arm. Anyone that stupid, mental, high on drugs, who will continue to hit cops with a bat needs to be shot and mainly because I have seen quite a few of them NOT go down with the TASER when they are stupid, mental or high on drugs, or an officer misses the shot occasionally.

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