Officer Involved Shooting in Hopland
Mendocino Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 02-18-2015 at 4:54 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received an agency assistance request from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
It was reported a CHP Officer had two persons held at gun point during a vehicle stop at the Hopland Superette located in the 13000 block of South Highway 101 in Hopland, California.
While several Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding, it was discovered the suspect vehicle had fled and was being pursued by the CHP Officer.
The suspect vehicle fled southbound on Highway 101 until it stopped several miles later in the area of the landmark known as the Rock Shop.
The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot while two passengers were detained by the CHP Officer and a Coyote Valley Tribal Police Officer who had stopped to render assistance.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, including a K9 team, and assisted CHP Officers in searching for the driver.
Approximately one hour later the driver was located and arrested without further incident.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies learned an off-duty Deputy Sheriff with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office had stopped to render assistance to the CHP Officer during the traffic stop at the Hopland Superette.
It was reported the off-duty Deputy Sheriff discharged their handgun one time causing no injury to the involved persons.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives were summoned to the scene and began investigations into the circumstances of the shooting per the Mendocino County Officer-Involved Fatal Incident Protocol.